56th Annual Peru Mission Dinner

Our 2021 dinner will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Duquesne Union Ballroom at Duquesne University. Please mark your calendars to save the date.

Translate Your Generosity into Care for God’s Children.

Your prayers, kind deeds, and sacrificial giving will help continue the amazing work we do.

In Loving Memory of Teresa Ruth Salinas Altuna

The staff at the COS appreciate your continued prayers during this difficult time.

Join a Mission Trip to Serve the Poor in Chimbote.

Live the Gospel and experience first-hand our extraordinary work serving the poor in Chimbote.

The Chimbote Foundation’s Annual Golf Outing


This year’s event was held on Monday, June 7, 2021, at South Hills Country Club.
Donations are still being accepted.

With YOUR Generosity, We Have Completed Our New Outpatient Clinic! MUCHAS GRACIAS!

Click below for details and pictures capturing the beautiful blessing. Thank you to our generous donors for their extraordinary commitment to the poor to make this dream a reality!

The Chimbote Foundation’s Mission

The Chimbote Foundation was created to provide a bridge of love, hope, faith and financial support to care for the poorest of the poor in Chimbote through the Center for Social Works – a maternity hospital, outpatient clinic, clinical laboratory, pharmacy and home for abandoned and neglected children – serving hundreds of thousands since the mid-1960s.

Peru COVID map

Pandemic Cases Climb in South American Countries Including Peru

As citizens in the United States look forward to a more enjoyable summer and a “light at the end of the pandemic tunnel,” our friends in Chimbote and in all parts of Peru will still be struggling with this devastating situation for many, many months to come.


56th Annual Peru Mission Dinner

Join us on Thursday, October 7, 2021 as we honor life – the life-giving, life-sustaining and life-affirming ministry of our Catholic medical missionaries in Chimbote, Peru.

Our dear friend of Chimbote, Mike Clark, distinguished news anchor for WTAE-TV, has once again volunteered to be our dinner’s Master of Ceremonies. The evening’s presentations will include updates from Chimbote Mission co-founders, Sister Margaret Mary Birchmeier and Sister Lillian Bockheim, and special remarks from Bishop David Zubik.

The Chimbote Foundation’s Virtual Dinner was a tremendous success, raising $96,096!

2020 Chimbote Mission Video

Home Visit with Elderly Woman

With Gratitude for an Outpouring of Support

Give Big LogoWe were overwhelmed by the generosity of our donors in responding to the Give Big Pittsburgh COVID-19 campaign. Please know how extremely grateful and blessed we are by your compassion and kindness to our brothers and sisters in Chimbote.


When Did We See You, Lord … ?

Missionaries share their experience of serving the poorest of the poor in the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s medical mission in Chimbote, Peru.

Annual Missions to Chimbote

Our missionaries are doing Christ’s work in this far away land, and through His grace, are providing hope for the poor of Peru while sustaining them body and soul, and renewing their sense of dignity.

How You Can Get Involved

“By taking the walk together, you can ensure that the people of Chimbote will not walk the streets alone.”

— Bishop David A. Zubik

Donate to The Chimbote Foundation

You can provide basic and critical medical care for the poor in Chimbote with a donation through the Foundation. There are several ways you can further the mission in Chimbote. You can make a one-time donation or give on a monthly basis. Learn how planned giving can make the greatest impact.

Chimbote Foundation Fundraising Events

Much of our Foundation’s support comes through our fundraising activities, including dinners and golf outings. Please show your support by attending these vital events and help build awareness about the important work we’re doing. Find out how you can support our missions.


“Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”
— Matthew 5:15-16

Dear Jesus, we are called to be light for the world. Help us to realize that in our baptismal call to be missionaries, we not only assist with temporal needs but, more importantly, are able to share the illuminatingly good news of your great and unconditional love for us.

Chimbote Team installing lighting

Upcoming Events & Fundraisers

56th Annual Peru Mission Dinner

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6:00 pm Reception | Dinner at 7:00 pm
Duquesne University Ballroom

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