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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:
Hannah Gregory
914-960-4642
[email protected]lesianmissions.org
Twitter: @SM_Newsdesk

To request interviews with staff, including Father Gus Baek, director of Salesian Missions, please contact Hannah Gregory. 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 news stories.

In addition to the press releases provided here, country-specific information is available in the Where We Work section of this website.

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY: Salesian Missions highlights global efforts of Salesians
WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY: Salesian Missions highlights global efforts of Salesians

Salesian missionaries are on the forefront of humanitarian efforts in more than 130 countries. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 19, 2022) 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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INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that support and educate youth

Access to education lays the foundation for a better future for youth. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 12, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in recognizing International Youth Day. Celebrated each...

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HAITI: Women and children in Salesian communities receive soap donation from Eco-Soap Bank

Access to soap for cleaning and proper hygiene is important now more than ever. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Aug. 1, 2022) Women and children in Salesian communities in Haiti have access to better hygiene thanks to a soap donation secured by Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don...

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WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS: Salesian Missions highlights programs that educate youth to decrease risk of trafficking

Salesian missionaries in more than 130 countries work both to prevent human trafficking and to care for victims. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 30, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in recognizing...

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HONDURAS: More than 1,000 students benefit from furniture

Donation from Furniture Reuse Solutions includes tables, chairs and shelving. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 26, 2022) More than 1,000 youth in Salesian educational institutions in Honduras are benefiting from school furniture thanks to a donation secured by Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of...

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HAITI: Students benefit from food program partnership

Students attending Timkatec schools in Pétion-Ville had access to better nutrition thanks to rice-meal shipment from Rise Against Hunger. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 25, 2022) Students attending the Salesian-run Timkatec schools in Pétion-Ville, Haiti, had access to better nutrition thanks to a...

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SIERRA LEONE: Parish construction partially completed thanks to funding from Salesian Missions

The completed St. Augustine’s Parish will accommodate 800 parishioners. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 19, 2022) Salesian missionaries with St. Augustine’s Parish, located in the Dworzak community within Freetown, Sierra Leone, have partially completed construction of a new church thanks to donor...

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INDIA: Donor funding from Salesian Missions supports Ekalavya Children’s Home

Children’s home supports school dropouts, rescues child laborers and provides basic needs for at-risk children. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 18, 2022) Children living at the Ekalavya Children’s Home were supported by donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of...

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BENIN: Children receive food support thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions

Foyer Don Bosco serves children in complex situations, including those who have been abandoned. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 18, 2022) Children at Foyer Don Bosco, a home for abused and abandoned children in Kandi, Benin, have received food support thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S....

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WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights life-changing training for poor youth

The Salesians are regarded as the single largest provider of vocational and technical training in the world. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 15, 2022) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in celebrating...

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