Sister Margaret Mary Birchmeier, OP

Sister Margaret Mary Birchmeier, OP, entered eternal life on April 14, 2023 at the age of 84 after 65 years of religious life.

The Chimbote Foundation’s 18th Annual Golf Outing


This year’s event will be held on Monday, June 5, 2023, at South Hills Country Club.

58th Annual Peru Mission Dinner

Our 2023 dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

Translate Your Generosity into Care for God’s Children.

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

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.

Sister Margaret Mary Birchmeier, OP, entered eternal life on April 14, 2023 at the age of 84 after 65 years of religious life

Zoom link for Funeral of Sr. Margaret Mary
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Sr. Margaret Mary Birchmeier

57th Annual Peru Mission Virtual Dinner

Please watch our 2022 Chimbote Mission video 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, once again volunteered to be our dinner’s Master of Ceremonies. The evening’s presentations included updates from Chimbote Mission co-founders, Sister Margaret Mary Birchmeier and Sister Lillian Bockheim. Clergy from the Diocese of Chimbote spoke about the impact the Center of Social Works has had on the people, and, of course, special remarks from our Bishop David Zubik.

The Chimbote Foundation’s 2022 Virtual Dinner was a tremendous success! You can still donate.

2022 Chimbote Mission Video


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.

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.


“For I was hungry and you gave me food.” – Jesus (Matthew 25:35)

This week, we pray for those in Chimbote and everywhere who are hungry, especially those hungry for food and the basics that are necessary to sustain life.

Chimbote Huts

Events & Fundraisers


The 58th Annual Peru Mission Dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Mark your calendar!


The Chimbote Foundation’s 18th Annual Golf Outing will be held on June 5, 2023.


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