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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.

WORLD DAY OF THE POOR: Salesian Missions highlights social programs for Catholic observance

Day established by Pope Francis in 2016 at the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in honor of the poor. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 13, 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 the Poor....

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DR CONGO: Donor funding supports orphans, teachers

Donor funding from Salesian Missions paid school fees for 55 orphans at Don Bosco Shasha. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 31, 2022) Orphans attending Don Bosco Shasha, located in the Mupfunya Shanga-Shasha village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo*, received support through donor funding from Salesian...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions launches Annual Food Distribution Appeal

Appeal turns a $1 donation into $20 of critical nutrition. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 31, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has launched its Annual Food Distribution Appeal, enabling donors to multiply their gift many times over by turning a $1 donation...

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UKRAINE: Salesian Missions sends critical shipment of medical and food aid

Donations impacted more than 1,000 people. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 24, 2022) Salesian missionaries in Ukraine have medical supplies and rice-meals to aid people thanks to donations secured and shipped by Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. Salesians living and...

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EL SALVADOR: Don Bosco University completes “Walking Anew!” project to transform lives of people with mobile disabilities

Project possible through grant from the USAID American Schools and Hospitals Abroad program secured by Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 17, 2022) Top of Form Don Bosco University in San Salvador, El Salvador, is empowering the next generation of medical rehabilitation practitioners to...

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INT’L DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY: Salesian Missions focuses on life-changing education and social programs

In more than 5,500 Salesian schools and centers, missionaries educate youth in some of the poorest places on the planet. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 17, 2022) 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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WORLD FOOD DAY: Salesian Missions highlights feeding programs

Salesian Missions operates feeding programs in its schools and centers through partnerships. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 16, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins the international community and organizations around the globe in honoring World Food Day....

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INT’L DAY OF RURAL WOMEN: Salesian Missions highlights projects that empower rural women

Women make up more than 40 percent of the agricultural labor force in developing countries says UN Women. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 15, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring...

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GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY: Salesian Missions highlights clean water projects and soap donations

Projects give access to clean water and soap to people living in poverty. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 15, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins the international community in celebrating Global Handwashing Day 2022. The day, organized by the Global...

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INT’L DAY OF THE GIRL: Salesian Missions highlights programs that empower girls

Education and social programs taking place in Bolivia, Cambodia, India and Sierra Leone. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 11, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring International Day of the...

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