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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:
Laura Perillo
908-406-3413
[email protected]
Twitter: @SM_Newsdesk

To request interviews or ask to be included on our media distribution list, please contact Laura Perillo. 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-related news stories.

In addition to the press releases provided here, country-specific information is available in the Where We Work section of this website. Additional information is available to the media upon request.

May 2023 PR - NIGERIA: Farmers improve harvest with training funded by Salesian Missions
NIGERIA: Farmers improve harvest with training funded by Salesian Missions

Training provided directly at farm locations. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 1, 2023) Salesian missionaries in the Imo state of Nigeria had the funding to help local farmers thanks to donor support from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The project “Post-COVID...

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INDIA: Don Bosco Care Home has new dormitory and toilets

Home provides medical care and support to children with HIV/AIDS.  NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 25, 2023) Don Bosco Care Home, located in the village of Nilavarapatti in the district of Salem in Tamil Nadu, India, has a new dormitory and toilets thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S....

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ZAMBIA: Salesians develop Don Bosco Technical Secondary School

School has seen dramatic increase in youth gaining an education. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 24, 2023) Salesian missionaries in Chingola, Zambia, have converted an older technical training institute into a full Don Bosco Technical Secondary School thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the...

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INT’L DAY FOR STREET CHILDREN: Salesian Missions highlights programs that provide shelter and support

Day established by UN to raise awareness of issues affecting youth forced to live on streets. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 12, 2023) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian and international organizations around the globe in highlighting the plight...

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WORLD HEALTH DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs for people in poverty

Salesian missionaries offer more than 150 medical clinics and hospitals around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 7, 2023) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian and other international organizations in honoring World Health Day on April 7. In...

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INT’L DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE: Salesian Missions highlights socio-sport programs

2023 theme focuses on the impact of sports on sustainable development and peace. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 6, 2023) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in celebrating the International Day of Sport...

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INDIA: New toilets benefit students

Project made possible through donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 4, 2023) Top of FormSt. John Paul II School in the community of Maram Khullen, located Manipur, India, has a new toilet complex thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the...

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ZAMBIA: Youth center begins goat project with funding

Project supported with donor funding through Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 3, 2023) Top of Form Don Bosco Youth Center in Kazembe, Zambia, has launched a goat-rearing project thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The...

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TIMOR-LESTE: Youth access local food through partnership

Rise Against Hunger shipment helps Salesians support students, community members. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 27, 2023) Youth attending Salesian schools and youth centers in Timor-Leste had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the...

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WORLD WATER DAY: ‘Clean Water Initiative’ brings fresh water to communities around the globe

Salesian Missions makes clean water projects a priority. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 22, 2023) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in celebrating World Water Day. Led by U.N.-Water, the organization...

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