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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.

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

Programs in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Lebanon and Myanmar illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe that support this year’s theme, which is focused on empowering all to end poverty. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 17, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco,...

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WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions highlights feeding programs around the globe that ensure students have healthy diets

Feeding programs in Burundi, Cambodia, East Timor and Uganda illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe that support this year’s theme, which is focused on healthy diets. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 16, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins the...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions donor provides funding to help mobile medical van in New Delhi

The donation provided the funding for necessary medications for the mobile medical van that is offering critical medical care for poor communities.    NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 15, 2019) A Salesian Missions donor is improving the medical care of children and families in some of the poorest slums in...

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GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY: Salesian Missions highlights the importance of clean water access for good health in Salesian programs

Clean water projects in Nigeria and India highlight the work of Salesians around the globe in support of this year’s theme “Clean Hands for All.”   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 15, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins the international community in...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL: Salesian Missions highlights programs around the globe that empower girls through education

Programs in Angola, Cambodia, India and Mail illustrate the work of Salesians that support this year’s theme, which is focused on celebrating achievements by, with and for girls. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 11, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative” provides clean water for Don Bosco College Golaghat thanks to donor funding

A clean water source is important for students and teachers at the Salesian institution in order for them to access adequate drinking water, proper hygiene and meet basic needs.   NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 8, 2019) Students attending the Don Bosco College, located in Golaghat, Assam, India, have...

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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: Salesian Missions highlights initiatives that support and train teachers around the globe

Educational initiatives in Ghana, Haiti, South Sudan and Spain illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe that highlights this year’s theme in support of young teachers. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 5, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins...

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EAST TIMOR: Rise Against Hunger rice-meal donation helping girls in Maria Auxiliadora Foundation programs to have access to better nutrition

The fortified rice-meals have helped to nourish poor youth at Salesian orphanages and programs. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 24, 2019) Youth accessing programs through the Maria Auxiliadora Foundation, operated by Salesian sisters, have access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: Salesian Missions highlights Don Bosco Green Alliance “Keep it Clean” campaign

The “Keep it Clean” campaign illustrates the work of Salesians around the globe that support this year’s theme, which is focused on “Climate Actions for Peace.”    NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 21, 2019) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins...

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INDIA: Close to 50 youth have new bathroom facilities at Don Bosco Anbu Illam thanks to Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative”

Constructing new bathroom facilities helps improve health and hygiene as well as curb the outbreak of disease. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 18, 2019) Salesian missionaries at Don Bosco Anbu Illam, located in the city of Coimbatore in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, recently completed a new...

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