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UPDATE: 2014 Fund-An-Item - "Facilities, Health & Safety Upgrades"

As we approach the end of the year and each of the three main chapters of the TCHF hold their annual fundraising events, we want to give a brief update on the 2014 Fund-An-Item (FAI), "Facilities, Health and Safety Upgrades".  We deeply apprecaite the support that you all give each year towards the FAI and think that it is our responsibility to let you know when the project is fulfilled on a timely basis.


TCHF of Oregon 17th Annual Benefit Dinner - October 3rd, 2015

Thank you one all for another great event.  It is hard to believe that it has already been 17 years and we could not have accomplished anything without the help of our many friends, benefactors and board members.  Once again hosted by the Riverside Golf & Country Club here in Portland, we were welcomed by clear and sunny skies after a morning of questionable weather.  Special thanks to Kenneth and Valerie Troyer for once again taking the role of Presenting Sponsor in honor of Valerie's late father and early board member Donald MuCullough.   Finally, great thanks and gratitude to the Org


2015 Art Contest RESULTS

Thank you to all who participated in our annual children's art contest.  The theme this time was "Consecrated Life" and we were happy to see many creative interpretations of that theme.

The winners in Group 2, Grades 4-8 are as follows:


2015 Art Contest: Results will be announced Tuesday, May 19

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2015 Art Contest.  We had originally planned on announcing the results today (May 15) but due to a scheduling issue with one of our judges this has been delayed until Tuesday, May 19.

Thank you for your understanding and please check back next week to see the results.

Thank you to all the students, teachers and schools who supported this project.

TCHF of Oregon


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.


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


Tarahumara Fiesta - October 2014

Thank you to Antonio in Creel for sending some pictures of the recent Fiesta.  These pictures show just how colorful the Tarahumara festivals are.  The event is filled with great food, music, dancing and other activities lasting the entire day.  We will be posting the official article from Creel as soon as we get it (TCHF of Orwegon).