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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 2024 PR - Thailand - INT’L DAY OF FAMILIES: Salesian Missions highlights programs that support families
INT’L DAY OF FAMILIES: Salesian Missions highlights programs that support families

Salesians work with families to provide education, meet basic needs. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 15, 2024) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian and other international organizations in honoring the International Day of Families celebrated each year...

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INDIA: At-risk youth benefit from vehicles with donor funding from Salesian Missions

Salesian missionaries support youth and marginalized families in rural areas. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 29, 2024) Salesian missionaries with SURABI, the Salesian Project Development Office of Chennai, India, have five vehicles to support their work thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the...

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INDIA: Schools install solar panels through donor funding from Salesian Missions

14 solar panels benefit Salesian institutions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 22, 2024) Salesian institutions in India installed solar panels thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. Fourteen solar panels were added to the Don Bosco Media...

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NAMIBIA: Students have new school furniture thanks to donation secured by Salesian Missions

Furniture Reuse Solutions donation used in classrooms, computer lab and staff room. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 16, 2024) Don Bosco Private School in Namibia received classroom furniture thanks to a donation from Furniture Reuse Solutions secured by Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions funds project to help support migrant children

Children attend study centers, receive health and nutrition services. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 15, 2024) Salesian missionaries with Bosco Vikas Gramin Kendra were able to support children in migrant communities in the Central Maharashtra region of India thanks to funding from Salesian Missions, the...

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SYRIA: Critical cardiovascular care made possible by Salesian Missions

Patients receive life-saving surgeries, medical care. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 15, 2024) Close to 220 people in Aleppo, Syria,* were provided critical cardiovascular medical care thanks to support provided by Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. These patients...

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INT’L DAY FOR STREET CHILDREN: Salesian Missions highlights programs that give children hope for a better life

Salesian programs aim to help children live safely, meeting their basic needs. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 12, 2024) 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 of homeless...

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UGANDA: Nearly 1,700 students receive Rise Against Hunger meals thanks to partnership with Salesian Missions

Nutritious meals increase well-being of students and their ability to continue education. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 9, 2024) Nearly 1,700 youth at Salesian schools in Uganda had better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco,...

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HAITI: 3,100 students receive nutrition thanks to Rise Against Hunger, Salesian Missions

Salesians serve vulnerable youth throughout Haiti. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 8, 2024) Salesian students in Haiti received healthy nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, and Rise Against Hunger, an international humanitarian...

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

Salesian missionaries offer more than 150 medical clinics and hospitals around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 7, 2024) 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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