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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.

NAMIBIA: 200 youth receive meals thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions
NAMIBIA: 200 youth receive meals thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions

Don Bosco Youth Center provides 2 meals a day to give youth energy to focus in school. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 29, 2022) Youth attending Don Bosco Youth Center, in Rundu, Namibia, received nutritional support thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians...

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BENIN: Children in need receive clothing

Children at Foyer Don Bosco have basic needs met thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 28, 2022) Children at Foyer Don Bosco, 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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ZAMBIA: 4 new classrooms benefit students

Salesian secondary school in Zatti community builds 4 new classrooms thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 21, 2022) Students have four new classrooms at the Salesian secondary school in the Zatti community in Kabwe, Zambia, thanks to donor funding from Salesian...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions highlights educational and social programs that aid refugees

The 2022 theme is ‘Whoever. Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety.’ NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 20, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring World Refugee Day,...

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COLOMBIA: 60 children receive healthy nutrition thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions

The children and older youth live in extreme poverty with their families or are homeless. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 13, 2022) Top of FormThe Youth Services Organization, located in the headquarters of Bosconia, in the Los Martires area of Bogota, Colombia, was able to provide food for more than 60...

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WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian Missions highlights programs to combat child labor

Salesian programs rescue children from labor and provide basic needs, education. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 12, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring World Day Against Child Labor....

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: Salesian Missions highlights initiatives that care for and protect environment

Youth have launched important projects to help their communities and beyond. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 5, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in celebrating World Environment Day held annually...

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INT’L DAY OF INNOCENT CHILDREN VICTIMS OF AGGRESSION: Salesian programs support youth dealing with trauma

Salesian missionaries in more than 130 countries work to ensure that youth receive support in the aftermath of trauma and abuse. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 4, 2022) Top of Form Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the...

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GLOBAL DAY OF PARENTS: Salesian Missions highlights programs that support parents and children

Global Day of Parents is celebrated each year on June 1. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 1, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in celebrating Global Day of Parents, which was proclaimed by the...

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NIGERIA: Scholarships awarded to 150 students

150 students from Don Bosco Vocational Training Center Koko received scholarships thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 31, 2022) Youth attending the Don Bosco Vocational Training Center in Koko, within the Kebbi State of Nigeria, received scholarships thanks to...

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