“I shall pass through this world but once. Any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now and not defer it. For I shall not pass this way again.” –Stephen Grellet
My family came to Vietnam in May, 1998. We always like to do some kind of charity work wherever we live. We did help different schools and were still looking for one that is really needy. Through a friend, we happened to know Truyen Tin orphanage. This friend told us that this orphanage needed a lot of help. So when we went there almost the end of 1998, we knew too that this one needed our help. We met Miss Cu and liked her a lot. Although we have six kids, she had about twenty of them. Though the situation was not very pleasant, the orphans were happy and obedient most of the time.
Through the years, different individuals and companies gave donations and materials such as TV sets, video players, bank beds, tables and stools, paint, a washing machine and a refrigerator. Last ten years they were able to go to beach for three days during the summer holidays, thanks to the kind individuals and an association’s contribution. Also last ten years in December, the children enjoyed Christmas dinner and gifts.
I’m just one of the volunteers for the Truyen Tin orphanage. There are more people who helped and have been helping them in different ways. I hope that thru the web site many more can know Truyen Tin orphanage and together we can make the lives of these children better and help Miss Cu, the mother who carries the heavy responsibility of looking after over fifty orphans. She has done a great job for the last fifteen years and deserves our support.