The Chimbote Foundation’s Annual Golf Outing


Monday, June 7, 2021, at South Hills Country Club
Details to come.

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.

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!

Annual Peru Mission Dinner – Critical Need for Your Support

The Chimbote Foundation’s Virtual Dinner was a tremendous success, raising $96,096! Thank you to all who participated in our first virtual event! Please mark your calendar now for our next Chimbote Dinner on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

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.

Our 2020 Chimbote Mission video is now available.

In lieu of our planned October 13, 2020 annual dinner, we have prepared a special video presentation featuring updates from Chimbote Mission co-founders, Sister Margaret Mary Birchmeier and Sister Lillian Bockheim; observations from long-time Chimbote Mission supporter, Mike Clark of WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, and special remarks from Bishop David Zubik. Please view the video at your convenience and consider a donation to the Mission in this especially difficult time.

The Chimbote Foundation’s Virtual Dinner was a tremendous success, raising $96,096!
Thank you to all who participated in our first virtual event!

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.


“While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”
— James 1:2-3

Jesus, with gratitude we thank You for La Maternidad de Maria which offers women, who have nowhere else to turn, a safe and clean place to give birth. We thank You for the beautiful gift of life in the 100,000+ babies born here more than fifty years since its founding.


Upcoming Events & Fundraisers

The Chimbote Foundation’s Annual Golf Outing

Monday, June 7, 2021 at South Hills Country Club

Details to come.

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