Annual Peru Mission Dinner – Critical Need for Your Support

Although our annual mission dinner has been cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, your prayers and financial support are needed more than ever! Please click the Learn More button to watch our 2020 video describing the current dire situation and see how you can help.

In Loving Memory of Teresa Ruth Salinas Altuna

The staff at the COS appreciate your continued prayers during this difficult time.

Translate Your Generosity into Care for God’s Children.

Your prayers, kind deeds, and sacrificial giving will help continue the amazing work we do.

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!

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.

The Chimbote Foundation’s 16th Annual Golf Outing

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 event has been cancelled. However, you can still donate to this worthy cause.

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.

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.

After a discussion with Fr. DiNardo, the Vicar General, and Dolores Nypaver, the Director of the stewardship office, and Deacon Rick Tucek, it has been decided this year that the Peru mission trips are cancelled because of the coronavirus. This step was taken out of an abundance of caution for the missionaries and the people of Chimbote.

Thank you to all who had the willingness to travel to help the poorest of the poor.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 Chimbote Foundation Annual Golf Outing has been cancelled. However, you can still donate to this worthy cause.


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.


“One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his good deed.”
— Proverbs 19:17

This week, we pray for the homeless in Chimbote and everywhere. May they find shelter in both a roof over their heads and in the Lord.

Elderly man

Upcoming Events & Fundraisers

The 55th Annual Peru Mission Dinner, originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 2020, has been cancelled. But you can still support our work and those who need it most.

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By joining the Chimbote Foundation mailing list, you’ll receive the latest updates about our missions, fundraisers and stories. You’ll also learn more about new opportunities to help us make the greatest impact on these desperately poor people.

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