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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.

TIMOR-LESTE: More than 1,200 youth attending Salesian schools and youth centers received better nutrition thanks to Rise Against Hunger rice-meals

The fortified rice-meals have helped to nourish poor youth at Salesian schools and centers. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 30, 2020) More than 1,200 youth attending Salesian schools and youth centers in Timor-Leste had better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against...

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DR CONGO: 50 children living in the Rwashi commune receive better nutrition thanks to Rise Against Hunger shipment

The rice-meal shipment from Rise Against Hunger improved the lives and health of poor youth. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 24, 2020) Children living in Lubumbashi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, within the Rwashi commune and cared for by Solene Tshilobo, president of the Mary Help of Christians...

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UGANDA: More than 2,300 poor youth from 3 Salesian programs receive better nutrition thanks to Rice Against Hunger rice-meal shipment

The rice-meal shipment from Rise Against Hunger improved the lives and health of students at Salesian programs in Uganda. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 20, 2020) More than 2,300 poor youth across three Salesian programs in Uganda had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian...

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SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian Missions provides funding to support Don Bosco Gumbo with coronavirus prevention initiatives and food assistance

The funding supports coronavirus prevention efforts and nutrition assistance at a local camp for those internally displaced in the country. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 15, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, provided funding to Don Bosco Gumbo, located in...

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NAMIBIA: Don Bosco Youth Center receives nutritional support for 200 youth thanks to Salesian Missions donors

Funding for food support has improved the lives and health of youth, enabling them to focus on their daily activities. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 13, 2020) Youth attending Don Bosco Youth Center in Rundu, Namibia, have access to better nutrition thanks to Salesian Missions donors. Hunger has been...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR STREET CHILDREN: Salesian Missions highlights education and social programs impacting street youth around the globe

Salesian programs ensure that youth living on the streets have access to the education and social programs they need to have hope for the future. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 12, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian and international...

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WORLD HEALTH DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that ensure poor youth have access to health care

Salesian missionaries offer more than 200 medical clinics and hospitals in mostly rural areas around the globe that serve a wide range of medical care needs. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 7, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian and other...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE: Salesian Missions highlights sports programs that help youth build confidence and teamwork skills

Programs in Ecuador, India, Sierra Leone and Togo use socio-sport programming to enhance education and peer support. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 6, 2020) Salesian Missions joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and...

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EL SALVADOR: The Salesian Technical Institute Ricaldone receives donations to help support educational programming thanks to Salesian Missions

Donations of musical instruments, laptops and tools help ensure that youth have what they need for a proper learning environment. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 31, 2020) The Salesian Technical Institute Ricaldone in San Salvador, El Salvador, has received donations to help support educational programming...

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INDIA: 35 households in 2 villages in Jorhat, Assam, have toilets thanks to Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’

Household toilets provide dignity and privacy to people in rural villages as well as curb the outbreak of disease. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (March 30, 2020) Salesian missionaries with the Institution for Cultural and Rural Development (I-CARD) based at Jorhat, Assam, India, built individual household...

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