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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.

GLOBAL: Salesian Missions launches annual ‘Loaves and Fishes’ fundraiser to support critical aid shipments

For every dollar donated, Salesian Missions is able to ship $14 worth of critical goods to its programs. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 9, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, recently launched its annual “Loaves and Fishes” fundraiser which raises funds to...

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INDIA: Toilets renovated to provide proper sanitation at children’s home

Ekalavya Children’s Home supports at-risk children and those living on the street. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 9, 2022) Youth at Ekalavya Children’s Home, located in Rajahmundry in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, have access to improved sanitation thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions,...

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INDIA: Funding helps support poor children and empower women

Women and children at the Mary Our Help Training Center Bellefonte receive support thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 3, 2022) Women and children at the Mary Our Help Training Center Bellefonte, in Shillong, India, received support thanks to donor funding from...

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UKRAINE: Medical supplies reach internally displaced through partnership

Medical supplies for those internally displaced delivered thanks to Salesian Missions partnership with MedShare. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 2, 2022) A hospital in Ukraine has medical supplies thanks to a new partnership between MedShare and Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of...

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HAITI: Food shipment supports more than 3,700 families after earthquake

Families across several Salesian programs and educational centers have better nutrition thanks to rice-meal shipment from Rise Against Hunger. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 25, 2022) More than 3,700 families across several Salesian programs and educational centers in Haiti had access to better nutrition...

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PAKISTAN: Students gain technology skills with new computer lab

Students at the Don Bosco Learning Center have a new digital computer lab thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 19, 2022) Students at the Don Bosco Learning Center, within the Don Bosco Quetta community in Pakistan, have a new digital computer lab thanks to donor...

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VIETNAM: Villages have clean water access thanks to the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

Poor students, families and farmers are benefiting from the projects. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 19, 2022) Villages in Vietnam have clean water access thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The projects, part of the Salesian Missions...

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DR CONGO: Farm helps students overcome food insecurity

Don Bosco Kansebula improves the yield from its farm thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 18, 2022) Don Bosco Kansebula in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, was able to improve the yield from its farm thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the...

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ZAMBIA: St. Mary’s Parish has a newly reconstructed chapel thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions

Chapel is also source of clean drinking water for many families. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 15, 2022) The Salesian-run St. Mary’s Parish, located in the village of Nambe in Zambia, has a newly reconstructed chapel thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the...

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INDIA: Students benefit from electricity through solar panel

Don Bosco Ashalayam has a new solar panel for electricity thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 14, 2022) Don Bosco Ashalayam, located in Lucknow in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, has a new solar panel for electricity thanks to donor funding from Salesian...

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