From the Desk of Fr. Guillermo Estrada, S.J. - CREEL

We started off 2015 by inaugurating an indoor area for recreation, just on the side of our Nutrition Ward. The good thing about this addition is that besides providing the children with a space out of the cold, rain and snow during the harsh winter months, it has an educational component for art and learning skills. Since many of our children are in this ward for extended periods of time, we felt it would important to help them with these learning skills before returning to the difficult environment that awaits them once they return home.

"SAVE THE DATE": TCHF of Oregon 17th Annual Benefit Dinner - Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

"Save the Date" -  TCHF of Oregon 17th Annual Benefit Dinner - Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

We are pleased to announce our 17th annual Benefit and Dinner to be held on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.  Once again, the event will be held at the Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, Oregon located at 8104 N.E. 33rd Drive.    Official invitations will be sent in August but you can also contact us here now at the information shown on the "contact" tab to sign up now and/or to be added to our mailing list.

Peggy Brockamp, Secretary - TCHF of Oregon

2015 4th Annual TCHF Art Contest is Open

It is our sincere pleasure to invite your pupils in Grades 1-8 to participate in our fourth annual Children's Art Contest.  There are two groups of eligible entrants: 

  • Group 1, Grades 1-3
  • Group 2, Grades 4-8 

Cash prizes will be given to First, Second and Third Place for each group as well as a matching cash prize for the winners' schools.  Please see the attached "Rules and Regulations Form" for all contest details.

Preserving a heritage, Ensuring a future

Imagine lives so impoverished that most of the community's children die before reaching the age of five. The children are part of a tribe of 60,000 Tarahumara Indians, who live in caves and primitive huts, with unsafe drinking water, parasites, and devastating malnutrition. Picture all this in an area of unsurpassed scenic beauty, with mountains and canyons and a rich cultural heritage - just hours from El Paso, Texas. This is the situation that Father Verplancken found when he came to Creel, Mexico in the early 1960's.