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.
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
2019 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.
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.
WEEKLY PRAYER REFLECTION
“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.
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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