Resources for Journalists

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, 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
[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.

GLOBAL: ‘Hunger is rising, COVID-19 will make it worse,’ says global report

Salesian Missions provides food relief, clean water around the globe to help address crisis. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 13, 2021) Increasing hunger—made worse by COVID-19—is one of the serious challenges facing the world this year, according to the Global Humanitarian Overview 2021 from the United...

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EL SALVADOR: The Salesian “Walking Anew!” project highlighted in USAID’s Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives story booklet

The “Walking Anew!” project is empowering the next generation of medical rehabilitation practitioners to transform the lives of people with mobile disabilities. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 6, 2021) The Salesian “Walking Anew!” project in El Salvador was recently highlighted in the U.S. Agency...

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SIERRA LEONE: Church expands to meet needs

St. Augustine’s Parish construction partially completed thanks to funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 6, 2021) Salesian missionaries with St. Augustine’s Parish, located in the Dworzark community within Freetown, Sierra Leone, have partially completed construction of a new...

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PHILIPPINES: Clean water for youth center, kindergarten and parish

Salesian St. John Bosco Parish has access to clean water thanks to a new project funded by the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Jan. 4, 2021) The Salesian St. John Bosco Parish, in Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental, Philippines, has access to clean water thanks to...

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SOUTH AFRICA: Salesian Missions provides funding for food aid

Salesian Missions provides funding for food aid impacting 6,592 people in Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 21, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, provided funding for food relief to Salesian missionaries, with the Salesian...

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GLOBAL: Celebrating International Migrants Day

In honor of International Migrants Day, Salesian Missions highlights programs that assist migrants and their families. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 18, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in...

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INDIA: Support for families facing hunger

Konkan Development Society provides dry ration kits to 700 families thanks to Salesian Missions funding NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 17, 2020) Salesian missionaries with Konkan Development Society in India were able to provide dry ration kits to 700 families across the three states of Goa, Karnataka and...

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UGANDA: Refugees receive critical food aid, support for farming

Salesian missionaries in Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp provide food aid to 800 thanks to funding from Salesian Missions NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 15, 2020) Salesian missionaries living and working at Palabek Refugee Resettlement Camp in Uganda have been able to provide food aid to 800 people at...

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NIGERIA: 5 communities gain clean water access

Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’ provides funding for clean water access in 5 communities. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 8, 2020) Five communities in Nigeria have clean water access thanks to donor funding through Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative.” Borehole projects have been...

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CENTRAL AMERICA: New appeal to help people impacted by hurricanes

Salesian Missions launches new fundraising appeal to help those impacted by hurricanes Eta and Iota NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 7, 2020) In November, Central America was hard hit by two Category 4 hurricanes. Hurricane Eta hit on Nov. 3 and Hurricane Iota hit less than two weeks later on Nov. 16....

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