Hope amid crisis, today—and tomorrow
In the 161 years since Saint John Bosco founded our order, Salesian missionaries have witnessed countless crises—and have successfully led entire communities through their darkest hours and into the bright light of hope.
Today, amid the global coronavirus pandemic, they are doing the same.
Even as they work to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in the communities in which they serve, these Salesians remain committed to our core mission of providing the programs and services that children and families need to break the cycle of poverty for good. They are still feeding malnourished families, still rescuing homeless kids from the streets, still educating impoverished children, and still teaching youth the skills they need to turn their lives around.
In some cases, they’ve even launched innovative new projects based on past successes in places like Nepal, Sierra Leone and the Central African Republic. You may already have read about some of these successes, which harness the opportunities inherent in any crisis to create pathways to a decent future and a sense of pride.
Despite this good news, the need for our programs is only going to increase as the pandemic wears on. Your gift today means that precious children and families won’t slide backward into insurmountable hardship.
In the updates below, you’ll learn how our missionaries are ramping up their existing efforts to keep homeless youth safe, healthy and fed. These are just two examples of similar efforts happening in our missions around the world right now.