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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.

BOLIVIA: Children continue studies with scholarships from donor funding
BOLIVIA: Children continue studies with scholarships from donor funding

Salesian students in the San José de la Floresta Parish receive scholarships thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 21, 2022) Salesian students in primary and secondary school in the San José de la Floresta Parish in Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, received...

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GLOBAL: Projects improve care for people with disabilities in Mexico and El Salvador

Funding received from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) program. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 15, 2022) Thanks to funding Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, received from the U.S. Agency for...

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ITALY: Digital learning made possible with support from USAID

‘Salesian Solidarity with Italy: the Emergency Response to COVID-19’ project provides digital education resources during pandemic. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 14, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, facilitated the “Salesian Solidarity with Italy: the...

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INT’L DAY AGAINST THE USE OF CHILD SOLDIERS: Salesian Missions highlights educational and social programs for child soldiers

At least 46 United Nations member states still recruit children under the age of 18 into their armed forces. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 12, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring Feb....

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EGYPT: 426 refugees finish technical skills training for stable employment through a Salesian Missions project in Cairo

Don Bosco Lahore distributes humanitarian aid to 200 Afghan refugee families thanks in part to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 2, 2022) Salesian missionaries continued offering training to assist refugees in gaining the skills needed for employment or self-employment in...

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GHANA: Close to 5,000 people have access to clean water thanks to the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

7 projects provided new boreholes and hand pumps to villages in the Bono region. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Feb. 1, 2022) Close to 5,000 people in villages across the Bono region of Ghana have access to clean water thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions launches 75th Anniversary Campaign to help ship supplies to poor youth and families

For every $1 donation, Salesian Missions is able to send up to $14 in goods to poor youth and their families around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 31, 2022) In honor and celebration of its 75th anniversary, Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has launched a...

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GHANA: ‘Clean Water Initiative’ benefits 3 communities and primary school

More than 1,000 people in 3 communities have clean water access thanks to the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 26, 2022) More than 1,000 people in three communities in Ghana have access to clean water thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S....

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PAKISTAN: Afghan refugee families receive humanitarian aid

Don Bosco Lahore distributes humanitarian aid to 200 Afghan refugee families thanks in part to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 25, 2022) Don Bosco Lahore distributed humanitarian aid to 200 Afghan refugee families in the community of Peshawar, Pakistan, thanks in part...

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GHANA: Clean water helps village prevent COVID-19 spread

More than 750 people in the Kwaethunu village have fresh water thanks to the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 24, 2022) More than 750 people in the Kwaethunu village in Ghana have fresh water thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development...

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