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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.

INDIA: Retreat-Don Bosco has new vehicle thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions
INDIA: Retreat-Don Bosco has new vehicle thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions

Salesian missionaries are reaching 61 villages. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 28, 2021) Salesian missionaries with Retreat-Don Bosco, located in Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India, have a new vehicle thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. Yercaud...

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NAMIBIA: Don Bosco Youth Center renovates playground thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions

Don Bosco Youth Center provides shelter and services for homeless youth. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 28, 2021) Don Bosco Youth Center in Rundu, Namibia, has a renovated a children’s playground thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco....

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UGANDA: Refugee youth receive educational sponsorship thanks in part to donor funding from Salesian Missions

Salesians in Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp offer educational sponsorship to refugee children thanks in part to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 21, 2021) Salesian missionaries living and working at Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp in Uganda are able to provide...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: Salesian Missions highlights life-changing humanitarian aid and social programs

This year’s theme is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.” NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 21, 2021) 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 of...

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SOUTH SUDAN: Food aid at camp for internally displaced persons provided through Salesian Missions funding

Funding from Salesian Missions provides food aid to 230 vulnerable women and children at Don Bosco Gumbo camp. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 15, 2021) Salesian missionaries at the Don Bosco Gumbo camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Juba, South Sudan, were able to provide food, hygiene products...

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NAMIBIA: Donor funding from Salesian Missions provides nutritional support for 123 children

Hand sanitizer and blankets also provided to children and families. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 13, 2021) Top of Form Salesian missionaries in Rundu, Namibia, were able to feed vulnerable children who are part of the Don Bosco pre-school and parents thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the...

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INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY: Salesian programs meet challenges to educate youth

Salesian Missions highlights educational initiatives that ensured youth continued their education during the pandemic. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 8, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in...

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

Programs help at-risk youth meet their basic needs, receive an education and find a path out of poverty. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Sept. 5, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring the...

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MEXICO: Construction underway for the new Latin American Center for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries funded by USAID

Project will be Mexico’s first comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation center for patients paralyzed by spinal cord injuries. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 25, 2021) Top of Form People living with spinal cord injuries will have a new treatment center thanks to funding Salesian Missions, the U.S....

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WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that focus on climate change and positively impact the environment

The Don Bosco Green Alliance is helping Salesian organizations in more than 130 countries have a focus on the environment. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 19, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in...

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