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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 Gus Baek, 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.

SRI LANKA: More than 6,000 people receive rice-meal donation

Salesian Missions works with Rise Against Hunger to help address severe food shortages. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 3, 2023) Top of Form Don Bosco Development Center in Dungalpitiya, a municipality in the city of Negombo, Sri Lanka, received 2,640 boxes of rice-meals for distribution thanks to a...

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INT’L DAY OF EDUCATION: Salesian Missions highlights educational programs for poor youth

INT’L DAY OF EDUCATION: Salesian Missions highlights educational programs for poor youth Salesians considered largest private provider of vocational and technical training in the world. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 24, 2023) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco,...

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PERU: Salesian chapels receive solar panels

Project made possible through donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 23, 2023) Salesian chapels in Peru received solar panels to help with electricity thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. Solar panels were...

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BENIN: At-risk children receive food, clothing

Donor funding from Salesian Missions provides support for 50 children. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 16, 2023) Top of FormChildren at Foyer Don Bosco (Don Bosco Kandi), a home for abused and abandoned children in Kandi, Benin, have their needs met thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S....

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WORLD DAY OF PEACE: Salesian Missions highlights programs for poor youth around the globe

Salesian missionaries provide programs to youth and families in poverty regardless of gender, race, or religion. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 1, 2023) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins Catholic organizations around the globe in honoring the Catholic World...

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NIGERIA: Pig farm improves economic opportunities

Salesian missionaries develop working pig farm with donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 27, 2022) Salesian missionaries have continued to develop the St. Joseph’s Farm, in Sagamu, Nigeria, thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the...

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MOZAMBIQUE: School and communities gain clean water

More than 2,000 people in Ntsungo have clean water access through ‘Clean Water Initiative’. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 20, 2022) More than 2,000 people in the Salesian São João Baptista de Moatize Mission, located in Ntsungo, Mozambique, have clean water access thanks to funding from the Salesian...

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INT’L MIGRANTS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that support young migrants

Youth often leave their homelands in search of employment, education and a better way of life. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 18, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring International...

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs for youth

Salesian Missions highlights programs helping poor youth receive an education and find a path out of poverty. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 10, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring...

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INT’L DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Salesian Missions highlights social and educational programs that promote inclusion

Almost 1 billion people living with a disability, according to the World Health Organization. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 3, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring International Day of...

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