Thien Phuoc Charity – Where Unfortunate Children Find Love and Care in Saigon
In a corner of the bustling Saigon, there lies the charity house of Thien Phuoc in which unfortunate kids can find love, food, care, and happiness. It will never be too late to start doing charity and helping the children to smile and live well enough to somehow forget their hapless conditions. If you share an interest in charity in Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon), then Thien Phuoc is a place to head toward.
Introduction to Thien Phuoc Charity
Thien Phuoc Charity is a NGO (Non-Governmental Organization), which operates under the Catholic Committee of Ho Chi Minh City. It was founded in 2001, aiming to take care of the disabled children and orphans. The center offers healthcare, rehabilitation and education for kids with the Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, and Down syndrome (including some influenced by Agent Orange).
Thanks to this establishment, Thien Phuoc becomes a loving home to the disabled kids and orphans who are really in need of the kind-hearted care. In this home, people are committed to taking care of the little friends as follows:
- Perform the daily physical therapy sessions to improve the kids’ functions and flexibility of the muscles.
- Get lots of weekly visits from the international schools and local church groups.
- Teach children how to care for themselves and others.
- Provide a wide range of educational activities and leisure time for kids, and also improve knowledge about living with disabilities.
- Organize training sessions for the staff by inviting the healthcare specialists.
Thien Phuoc Charity in Saigon creates a cozy and loving home environment that builds hope and trust for the orphans with some special needs. This is where the unfortunate children can get the opportunities to live better thanks to the “parental” love, plus the sufficient support to both physical and spiritual health.
Location: 156 An Phu Dong, Street 11, An Phu Dong Ward, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City
Contact: Sister Kim Chi
Phone: (+84 8) 3719 7343 or (+84) 907 254 082
Fax: (+84 8) 3719 5997
How to Support Thien Phuoc Charity
There are two ways to support this charity house if you’re interested: (1) become a volunteer in Thien Phuoc, and (2) make a donation.
In case of being the charity volunteers, you are welcomed to visit the kids and help them in the physical therapy such as giving them the massage or feeding them. There, you learn some simple massage skills to aid the children in recovery. After the physiotherapy session, you can help them to have lunch. It’s encouraged to have the visit at least 2 hours.
Know that this center always needs the support of money and products for kids in terms of nutrition, medical care, physical therapy, and physical training. Contributors are welcomed to contact to ask how they can help the hapless kids via emails. The center appreciates all kinds of help (diapers, MOTOmed machines, etc.), but the donations of clothes and toys are not really needed in Thien Phuoc. Besides, it’s expected not to bring chocolate, snack or candy. Rather, give kids the fresh fruits, yogurt, and milk. And if you want to donate the items, it’s important to email the center to know in advance what is currently in need so that your donations have the best effects.
About the money used to buy the donations, donors will receive the bills which tell what items were bought. So you know where and how the money has been used to buy the items that you want to donate. And, money can be transferred via bank or via PayPal by clicking the “Donate” button on the Thien Phuoc website.
Want to join our charity cycling to Thien Phuoc Orphanage? Please Contact us in advance to arrange the day and the time for your most convenient visit.