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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.

Salesian Missions highlights educational and social programs that combat child labor in Rwanda and in more than 130 countries where our missionaries serve.
WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOR: Salesian programs combat child labor

Salesian Missions highlights educational and social programs that combat child labor. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 12, 2021) 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...

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INDIA: COVID-19 Care Center launches through donor funding from Salesian Missions

Retreat-Don Bosco launches a new 100-bed COVID-19 Care Center with help from donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 7, 2021) A new 100-bed COVID-19 Care Center started by Retreat-Don Bosco, located in Yercaud, Tamil Nadu, India, is being launched with the help of donor funding...

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: Salesian Missions aims to protect the environment

Salesian Missions highlights initiatives that focus on caring for and protecting the environment. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 5, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in celebrating World...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF INNOCENT CHILDREN VICTIMS OF AGGRESSION: Salesian Missions highlights programs that support at-risk youth and those dealing with trauma

Salesian Missions highlights programs that support at-risk youth and those dealing with trauma. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 4, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring International Day...

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GLOBAL: Funding supports most vulnerable during pandemic with food and prevention measures

Salesian Missions funds COVID-19-related projects to provide nutritional support and prevention measures in countries around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 2, 2021) When the global COVID-19 pandemic struck and countries began lockdowns, Salesian missionaries around the globe went into action...

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GLOBAL DAY OF PARENTS: Support for parents promotes children’s well-being

Salesian Missions highlights educational and social development programs that support parents. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 1, 2021) 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...

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MOZAMBIQUE: More than 700 people directly impacted by clean water project

Salesian College in Maputo has clean water access thanks to the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative.’ NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 18, 2021) Students and staff at the Salesian College in Maputo, Mozambique, will have clean water access thanks to funding from the Salesian Missions “Clean Water...

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BOLIVIA: Malnourished children and mothers receive support through donor funding

Don Bosco Center for Malnourished Children receives donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 17, 2021) The Don Bosco Center for Malnourished Children in San Carlos, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, received funding from donors of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES: Programs provide aid to families in need

Salesian Missions highlights programs that help provide food and other aid to families in need. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 15, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian and other international organizations in honoring International Day of...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions launches emergency appeal to help families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Support will help Salesian missionaries on the ground expand their much-needed efforts. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 12, 2021) Amid the devastating second wave of COVID-19, Salesian missionaries across India are taking action. In response, Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of...

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