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.
56th Annual Peru Mission Virtual Dinner
Please watch our 2021 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, and special remarks from Bishop David Zubik.
The Chimbote Foundation’s 2020 Virtual Dinner was a tremendous success, raising $96,096! You can still donate.
2021 Chimbote Mission Video
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.
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
“I raise my eyes toward the mountains. From whence shall come my help? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.” — Psalm 121: 1-2
This week, we pray for those trapped on one side of the mountain, that they may raise their eyes up to the Lord to receive His encouragement and help.
Upcoming Events & Fundraisers
56th Annual Peru Mission Dinner
Thursday, October 7, 2021
DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, THIS IS NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT.
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