Thank you

We are grateful for the outstanding support we receive from caring individuals who respond to our mailings. To show our appreciation, it’s our pleasure to award a $10,000 Grand Prize and $1,000 Early Bird Prize corresponding to each of our six sweepstakes during the year.

We know from many years of experience that our free, no-obligation Sweepstakes generates a much higher response which in turn benefits many more poor children.

There is no contribution required to be eligible for the Sweepstakes drawing. Your odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. The average number of entrants is 200,000. Winners are randomly selected from a pool of all received tickets, by the Mission Office Director or an assistant Salesian clergy member and witnessed by an employee. Cash prizes are awarded in one lump sum. We will notify you by telephone, or certified mail, if you have won. Winners are listed in our magazine, Salesian, and on our website. To obtain a winners’ list, send us a stamped self-addressed envelope.

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Congratulations to our 2024 winners:

EARLY BIRD WINNERS:GRAND PRIZE WINNERS:
January 31, 2024
Humberto T Contreras – Monterey Park, CA

Congratulations to our 2023 winners:

EARLY BIRD WINNERS:GRAND PRIZE WINNERS:
December 31, 2023
Marlene L. Thilges – Wood Dale, IL
November 30, 2023
Robert Volpe – Allentown, PA
October 31, 2023
Kenneth Maresca – Staten Island NY
September 30, 2023
Theresa Johnson – San Jose, CA
August 31, 2023
Thomas L. Hollenbach – Perkasie, PA
July 31, 2023
Silvina Managad – Antioch, CA
June 30, 2023
Timothy Butters – Oak Hills, CA
May 31, 2023
F. Van Zwol – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
April 30, 2023
Robert Martin – Cocoa, FL
March 31, 2023
Claude Strife – Owego, NY
Febuary 28, 2023
Esthela Egeler – Oak Park, CA
January 31, 2023
Diane Torok – South Bend, IN

Congratulations to our 2022 winners:

EARLY BIRD WINNERS:GRAND PRIZE WINNERS:
December 31, 2022
Donald H. Kline – N. Muskegon, MI
November 30, 2022
Kenneth Murrin – Jacksonville FL
October 31, 2022
Peter Drinkwater – Ft. Myers, FL
September 30, 2022
Eldred Faller – Green Valley, AZ
August 31, 2022
Pamela Bigletti – Bridgeport, CT
July 31, 2022
Paul Kalinosky – Melbourne, FL
June 30, 2022
Leandrae Turpin – Columbus, OH
May 31, 2022
Bruce Boutet – Grand Rapids, MI
April 30, 2022
Margo Stewart – Granada Hills, CA
March 31, 2022
Diane Harrison – Holmes, NY
February 28, 2022
Nicholas Gutilla – Memphis, TN
January 31, 2022
Donald Davis – Leesburg, FL

 

 


FAQS About our Sweepstakes…

1.         Why do we engage in a sweepstakes?

The sweepstakes is a means to raise more awareness and encourage giving for the poor in our missions. The goodwill and compassion from caring people like you, helps better the lives of children and families around the world. Thankfully, the generosity that is stimulated by the sweepstakes has been more than sufficient to cover the costs.

This is just one way of participating and partnering with us to ultimately help make the world a better place. Simply put, including the sweepstakes in our fundraising efforts results in a more positive outcome. The better the results, the better it is for the youngsters in our Missions.

We are your hands reaching out to the less fortunate…caring for the ill…feeding the hungry…sheltering the homeless and teaching vital job skills and trades. All these things are vital to help youth escape the misery and despair of poverty.

You and other good people help make this all possible.

2.         Is it a “free” sweepstakes?

Absolutely free! No donation is required to be eligible for the drawing. Just return your tickets before the award date to be included in the drawing.

3.         How is the winner selected?

On the award date, all tickets received are pooled together and delivered to the Director’s office. The Salesian Missions Director or other Salesian clergy member then randomly selects a winner from the pooled tickets. There is always at least one witness at the drawing. The average number of entrants is 200,000.

4.         Can I see a winners list?

Yes. Winners are listed in our bi-annual magazine, Salesian, and on our website. To obtain a winners list, send us a stamped, self-address postcard or envelope, or email us at [email protected]. If you are the winner, we will notify you by telephone or certified mail.

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