In April 2024 we visited the Ngoc Van Orphanage with lots of food and general supplies. We had reached out to the caretakers and learned what provisions they needed this month. Our team of volunteers then went to local markets, bought everything on the list, and drove out to the orphanage.

When we arrived, the little ones came out to greet our team and help stack everything in the courtyard. On this visit, we brought bottles of fish sauce, sugar, many packages of milk, seasonings, toothbrushes, and diapers.

As a treat for the children, our volunteers handed out ice cream cups to everyone. So fun!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations from Luanne Lemmer. Thank you!!!


Located in the northern part of Khanh Hoa province, the Ngoc Van Orphanage was founded in 2020 after a big storm hit central Vietnam. There were many deaths from the storm, and several orphans were brought to the Ngoc Van Pagoda to be cared for the monks there. Since then, the orphanage has grown and now cares for about 20 small children.