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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.

WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES: Salesian Missions highlights life-changing programs

Pope Francis has chosen to entitle his annual message as ‘Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees.’ NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 25, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins Catholic organizations around the globe in honoring World Day of Migrants...

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INT’L DAY OF PEACE: Salesian Missions highlights life-changing programs

Salesian missionaries provide programs to youth regardless of gender, race or religion. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 21, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in recognizing the International Day...

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ZAMBIA: Students benefit from school furniture

City of Hope receives school furniture donation from IRN (The Reuse Network) made possible by Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 20, 2022) City of Hope, run by the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco in Lusaka, Zambia, received a donation of furniture from IRN (The Reuse Network), which matches...

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DR CONGO: Rice-meals increase student attendance

Oeuvres Maman Marguerite Center receives shipment of rice-meals thanks to Rise Against Hunger. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 19, 2022) The Oeuvres Maman Marguerite Center, located in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo*, received a shipment of rice-meals thanks to a partnership between Salesian...

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MEXICO: Latin American Center for Comprehensive Care for Spinal Cord Injuries inaugurated

Project is Mexico’s first comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation center to assist patients paralyzed by spinal cord injuries. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 9, 2022) The new Latin American Center for Comprehensive Care for Spinal Cord Injuries was inaugurated on Aug. 16 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The...

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INT’L LITERACY DAY: Salesian programs provide education to poor and at-risk youth

Salesian missionaries establish vital primary, secondary and vocational schools in impoverished areas. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 8, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in celebrating...

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CAMBODIA: Students receive meals through partnership

Don Bosco Foundation received 1,200 boxes of rice-meals thanks to Feed My Starving Children donation. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 6, 2022) Youth attending Salesian educational programs supported by the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia had access to proper nutrition in 2021 thanks to a partnership...

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INT’L DAY OF CHARITY: Salesian Missions highlights life-changing social programs for poor youth and their families

Programs help youth meet their basic needs, receive an education and find a path out of poverty. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 5, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring the International...

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UGANDA: Funding purchases 5 dairy cows for milk for children

Salesian missionaries at Don Bosco CALM receive funding from DD Lynch Family Foundation. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 22, 2022) Salesian missionaries at Don Bosco Children and Life Mission (Don Bosco CALM), located in the town of Namugongo just northeast of the city of Kampala, Uganda, received funding...

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WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY: Salesian Missions highlights global efforts of Salesians

Salesian missionaries are on the forefront of humanitarian efforts in more than 130 countries. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 19, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in recognizing World...

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