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Salesian Missions is headquartered in New Rochelle, NY, and is part of the Don Bosco Network—a worldwide federation of Salesian NGOs. The mission of the U.S.-based nonprofit Catholic organization is to raise funds for international programs that serve youth and families in poor communities around the globe. The Salesian missionaries are made up of priests, brothers and sisters, as well as laypeople—all dedicated to caring for poor children throughout the world in more than 130 countries and helping young people become self-sufficient by learning a trade that will help them gain employment. To date, more than 3 million youth have received services funded by Salesian Missions. These services and programs are provided to children regardless of race or religion. Our Press Center is a key source of information for journalists, donors, organizational partners, funders and the public. In addition to the releases below, photographs and video from the field can be made available to journalists and partners upon request.

Salesian Missions also operates MissionNewswire.org, as a service to the public and the news media. The purpose is to provide information and insight about Salesian programs around the globe and news related to global humanitarian issues. News from and about Salesian Missions can also be found on ReliefWeb, the leading humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters operated by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

U.S. Media Representative:
Hannah Gregory
914-960-4642
[email protected]
Twitter: @SM_Newsdesk

To request interviews with staff, including Father Mark Hyde, director of Salesian Missions, please contact Hannah Gregory. Photos and b-roll are also available upon request. We may also able to assist journalists working for U.S. media outlets who are working abroad or planning trips to cover humanitarian news stories.

In addition to the press releases provided here, country-specific information is available in the Where We Work section of this website.

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions launched its annual Loaves and Fishes fundraiser to support critical aid shipments to programs around the globe

For every dollar a donor contributes, Salesian Missions is able to ship $14 worth of critical goods to its programs in more than 130 countries around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 16, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, recently launched its annual...

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HAITI: Salesian Missions donors provide funding to restore back-up electrical system at the Diocesan Center of Arts and Trades in Les Cayes

The Salesian center now has the power needed for the computer lab and classrooms when the city electricity is down. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 10, 2019) The Salesian Diocesan Center of Arts and Trades in Les Cayes, Haiti, has a new back-up electricity system for the school thanks to Salesian Missions...

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NEPAL: Nepal Don Bosco Society is educating 23 boys as “Future Helpers” to aid in the response after disasters

Boys from four Don Bosco centers are receiving training in a range of subjects including in  building and construction to gain the skills needed to assist in reconstruction efforts. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 8, 2019) Salesian missionaries with the Nepal Don Bosco Society have continued with a...

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HAITI: Salesian Missions provides funding for retaining wall near Salesian-run St. Paul Chapel in Cité Soleil, benefiting more than 200 community members

The newly constructed retaining wall separates the canal from the chapel grounds, protecting it from flooding during times of heavy rains. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 23, 2019) Salesian Missions has provided the funding for the Salesian-run St. Paul Chapel to build a retaining wall separating a canal...

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DR CONGO: Youth at Chem Chem Youth Center have access to clean, safe water through Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative”

The water project is positively impacting 150 youth living at the Salesian Chem Chem Youth Center as well as the surrounding population of more than 2,000. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 16, 2019) Children, young mothers and pregnant women now have access to safe, clean drinking water thanks to a water...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR STREET CHILDREN: Salesian Missions highlights rehabilitation and social programs impacting street youth around the globe

Salesian programs ensure that youth living on the streets are able to access the education and social programs they need to have hope for the future. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 12, 2019) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations (UN) and organizations around the globe in highlighting the plight of...

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LESOTHO: Salesian Missions donor provides funding allowing young girl from poor family to attend school

The donation helped pay for a young girl from the local community to attend the Salesian-run St. Luke’s Parish primary school. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 10, 2019) A young girl was able to start school at the Salesian-run St. Luke’s Parish primary school in Maputsoe, a town located in the northern...

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WORLD HEALTH DAY: Salesian Missions highlights medical programs and clinics that ensure poor youth have access to health care

Programs in Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala and India illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe that support this year’s theme, which is focused on health care for all. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 7, 2019) Salesian Missions joins the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE: Salesian Missions highlights sports programs that help youth build confidence and teamworking skills

Programs in Colombia, Guatemala, India, and Peru use socio-sport programming to enhance education and peer support.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 6, 2019) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations in celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development...

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UGANDA: Close to 77,500 meals provided to poor youth at Don Bosco Children and Life Mission and Don Bosco Primary School thanks to Rise Against Hunger rice-meal shipment

The fortified rice-meals are helping youth have the energy to focus on their studies and engage with their peers. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 3, 2019) More than 300 poor youth at the Don Bosco Children and Life Mission (Don Bosco CALM) orphanage and Don Bosco Primary School, located in the town of...

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