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.
A Beautiful, Uplifting Story about Catholic Faith in Action!
Attorney Gretchen Roos and Deacon Tim Noca of the Chimbote Foundation board of directors discuss a half century of help and hope offered for the poorest of the poor in Chimbote, Peru. They were interviewed recently by Father Tom Burke for the diocese’s “Catholic Education Plus” radio program on KDKA-AM.
Diocesan Mission in Chimbote, Peru
CHIMBOTE MISSION VIDEO
A Bridge of Love and Hope
See the inspiring story of a Catholic healthcare mission serving the poorest of the poor in Chimbote, Peru for more than a half century through good times and challenging times. It shows how the faithful in the six counties of our diocese have maintained and strengthened a bridge of love and hope for the people of Chimbote. The completion of the new medical clinic is a loving recommitment to our brothers and sisters in need now and in the future. It is a celebration of infants yet to be born, the mothers and families, and the elderly infirm. Walk with Dr. Dennis Woytek, award-winning videographer and 2017 mission team member, through the barrios where the destitute poor live; and witness the live-giving, life-sustaining service provided in our maternity hospital, clinic, laboratory, pharmacy and children’s shelter.
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
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.
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.
LATEST BLOG POST
Mission Team Veterans Reveal Why They Return to Chimbote
During July, 16 members of the Pittsburgh Diocese traveled to our mission in Chimbote, and two of them were repeat visitors. This was the third trip for Deacon Frank Szemanski of Prince of Peace Parish, and the second trip for Linda Piso of St. Mary of Mercy Parish in Pittsburgh. Both Frank and Linda say their experience in the desert city of Chimbote is something they won’t ever forget.
Upcoming Events & Fundraisers
There are currently no events scheduled. Learn more about the Chimobote Foundation’s annual events.
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