16 June 2009

Vinh Son Orphanages

Run by the Sisters of the Miraculous Medal, the two orphanages care for 450+ children, who daily rise at 4:15 a.m., promptly attend Mass, and then attend classes that teach skills appropriate to their gender and age. One hundred percent of all donations go directly to the orphanage, and to prevent the Vietnamese government from secretly biting off a share, Dennis Coyne (Viet Nam vet and Catholic, and member of the board of trustees of Friends of Vinh Son Orphanage) ensures all donations are received directly by the sisters.

For the price of a pizza, one can clothe, shelter, and feed an orphan for a month.

Donations may be made here.