57th Annual Peru Mission Dinner

Our 2022 dinner was held on Thursday, October 13, 2022.

The Chimbote Foundation’s Annual Golf Outing


This year’s event was held on Monday, June 6, 2022, at South Hills Country Club.

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.

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.

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

Outside Waiting Area

An Update from Sister Margaret Mary Birchmeier, OP, Regarding the Current COVID-19 Situation

It has been nearly a year and a half since we have had heavy restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 virus. This has changed everything at the Center. All our activities are controlled by public health mandates and government restrictions. Although the country is receiving vaccines, many restrictions are still in place.


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.

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

Events & Fundraisers


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


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