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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.

DR CONGO: Afia Don Bosco Hospital receives donor funding for new generator

Hospital experiences frequent power outages. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 18, 2023) Afia Don Bosco Hospital, located in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo*, has a new generator to supply the hospital with consistent electricity thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S....

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INT’L MIGRANTS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that support young migrants

Programs provide educational services to young migrants. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 18, 2023) Top of Form Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring International Migrants Day. Each year,...

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights educational and social programs for youth

Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted 75 years ago. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 10, 2023) Top of Form Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring Human Rights Day, celebrated each year on...

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INT’L DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Salesian Missions highlights support for people with disabilities

Salesian programs aid the inclusion of people with disabilities. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 3, 2023) 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 People with Disabilities....

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WORLD AIDS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that support youth with HIV/AIDS

Programs provide medical care and other critical HIV/AIDS services around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 1, 2023) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in honoring World AIDS Day celebrated each...

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WORLD CHILDREN’S DAY: Salesian Missions highlights social and educational programs

World Children’s Day promotes international togetherness and awareness on children’s issues. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 20, 2023) 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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WORLD DAY OF THE POOR: Salesian Missions highlights programs that support people in poverty

Education, workforce development and social programs help create a path out of poverty. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 19, 2023) 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. The day, celebrated on...

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WORLD TOILET DAY: Salesian Missions highlights clean water projects

2023 theme focuses on progress needed to ensure everyone has safe toilets and water by 2030. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 19, 2023)  Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring World Toilet Day....

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BOLIVIA: Students build skills with 14 new computers

Madre Cándida Center receives donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 7, 2023) Students attending the Madre Cándida Center, located in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, have new computer equipment thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of...

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LIBERIA: New vehicle helps develop center

Salesian missionaries have new truck thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 6, 2023) Salesian missionaries with the St. Joseph Community in Monrovia, Liberia, have a new Toyota pick-up truck to help with growing transportation needs thanks to donor funding...

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