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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.

ZAMBIA: Work begins on new chapel to benefit community

Donors from Salesian Missions fund new St. Mary’s Parish chapel project in Kabwe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 18, 2021) Work has begun on a new chapel for St. Mary’s Parish, located in the village of Nambe in Kabwe, Zambia, thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY: Salesian Missions highlights educational initiatives that help break the cycle of poverty

More than 5,500 Salesian educational institutions and youth centers educate children in some of the poorest places around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 17, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the...

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WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions highlights feeding programs and organic farming initiatives

Salesian programs are working on the front lines helping to feed those most in need. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 16, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins the international community and organizations around the globe in honoring World Food Day....

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF RURAL WOMEN: Salesian Missions highlights programs that educate and empower rural women

This year’s theme is ‘Building rural women’s resilience in the wake of COVID-19.’ NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 15, 2021)  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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GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that provide clean water access for hand-washing and proper hygiene

Working and living in the communities they serve, Salesian missionaries are perfectly positioned to ensure that soap and other hygiene items reach those most in need. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 15, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins the international...

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INDIA: Center provides food kits to 750 families thanks to funding from Salesian Missions

Salesian sisters have been providing assistance since the start of the pandemic. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 14, 2021) Salesian sisters with the Ferrando Center for Vocational Training, in Karnataka, India, were able to provide nutritional support for 750 families thanks to COVID-19 relief funding...

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TIMOR-LESTE: Vulnerable people receive food through Salesian Missions, Rise Against Hunger partnership

Don Bosco Foundation receives funding for healthy nutrition for people in Salesian programs thanks to Rise Against Hunger. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 13, 2021) Don Bosco Foundation in Timor-Leste received funding from Rise Against Hunger to provide healthy food for 1,375 beneficiaries in vulnerable...

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BOLIVIA: Youth at Hogar Don Bosco access recreational activities thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions

Children are sheltered temporarily at Hogar Don Bosco due to abandonment and other issues. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 12, 2021) Youth attending Hogar Don Bosco, facilitated by the Don Bosco Project in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, had access to recreational activities thanks to donor funding from...

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CAMEROON: Students learn computer science with added equipment thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions

Students attending Don Bosco College Mimboman have access to additional computer equipment thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 12, 2021) More than 500 youth attending Don Bosco College Mimboman in Yaoundé, Cameroon, have access to additional computer equipment...

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INDIA: 31 young women in legal trouble gain tailoring skills at Salesian Surakshita Home

Young women are also able to access a counselor and legal support for their cases in court. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 11, 2021) Thirty-one young women who lived at the Salesian Surakshita Home, located in the town of Ravulapalem in Andhra Pradesh, India, were supported through donor funding from...

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