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.

The Tarahumara Children - Courtesy of Arianne Wenk

Thank you again to Arianne for her visit and service to the Clinica this past summer.  She did a great job of shooting video footage for the TCHF of Oregon Benefit Fund-An-Item video and even took the initiative to make a couple of very cute and touching videos of the many children that she met and interacted with during her visit.  Thank you from the TCHF of Oregon:
Click the "read more" link to see both videos!
 

A typical day at Clinica Santa Teresita

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.