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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 2023 PR - ZAMBIA: Youth receive soap and furniture donation
ZAMBIA: Youth receive soap and furniture donation

City of Hope meets needs of youth and their families living in severe poverty. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 23, 2023) Youth with the City of Hope in Lusaka, Zambia, have soap and furniture thanks to donations received by Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The soap...

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NAMIBIA: Youth receive breakfast thanks to donor funding

Don Bosco Youth Center provides shelter and services for homeless youth. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 22, 2023) Sixty-three youth who attend the Don Bosco Center in Rundu, Namibia, had a healthy breakfast before school thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the...

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HAITI: Students receive tote bags for school supplies

14 Salesian programs and schools across the country benefited from the donation. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 22, 2023) Students attending Salesian schools and programs in Haiti received donated tote bags from World Vision thanks to a partnership with Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the...

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PERU: Donation provides youth with tools for studies

Nearly 1,400 benefit through partnership between ASAP – Tools for Empowerment and Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 16, 2023) Nearly 1,400 people in Peru benefited from a donation from ASAP – Tools for Empowerment thanks to a partnership with Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm...

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ESWATINI: Youth programs gain new furniture

Donation made through partnership between Salesian Missions and Furniture Reuse Solutions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 15, 2023) More than 1,400 youth participating in three Salesian programs in Eswatini are benefiting from furniture thanks to a donation secured by Salesian Missions, the U.S. development...

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INDIA: Donor funding supports 800 youth at 30 study centers

Centers provide school support for poor and disadvantaged students. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 15, 2023) Close to 800 youth at 30 tuition (study) centers in India have been supported thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The centers...

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INT’L DAY OF FAMILIES: Salesian Missions highlights programs for families in poverty

Programs support people facing poverty, lack of education, hunger and homelessness NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 15, 2023) 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...

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PARAGUAY: Indigenous students have new housing thanks to donor funding

Without housing, many students are not able to continue education. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 9, 2023) Salesian students living in the Apostolic Vicariate of el Chaco, Paraguay, have new housing thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The...

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GLOBAL: Salesian Missions launches annual ‘Loaves and Fishes’ fundraiser to support critical aid shipments

For every dollar donated, Salesian Missions is able to ship $14 worth of critical goods. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 8, 2023) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, recently launched its annual “Loaves and Fishes” fundraiser which raises funds to ship life-saving...

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TIMOR-LESTE: 14 schools, centers and orphanages receive food through partnership

Don Bosco Foundation buys and distributes locally sourced food. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 8, 2023) Youth attending Salesian schools and youth centers in Timor-Leste had access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco,...

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