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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]
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.

ESWATINI (SWAZILAND): Youth receive nutritious meals during pandemic
ESWATINI (SWAZILAND): Youth receive nutritious meals during pandemic

720 youth in Manzini Youth Care programs receive rice-meals thanks to Rise Against Hunger shipment. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 29, 2021) Youth taking part in Manzini Youth Care programs, located in the city of Manzini in Eswatini (Swaziland), have better nutrition thanks to an ongoing partnership...

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MEXICO: Construction continues on new spinal cord treatment center

The project runs from October 2018 through the end of September 2023. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 23, 2021) A new treatment center is being developed for people living with spinal cord injuries thanks to funding Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, received from the...

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PERU: Vulnerable people receive food aid through partnership

Vulnerable populations struggling with insecurity receive food aid thanks to partnership between Feed My Starving Children and Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 22, 2021) Vulnerable populations in Peru who are struggling with food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent...

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EL SALVADOR: New building receives sustainable construction award

‘Walking Anew!’ project launches new building and technologies for medical rehabilitation practitioners thanks to USAID funding. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 22, 2021) Don Bosco University in San Salvador, El Salvador, is empowering the next generation of medical rehabilitation practitioners to...

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UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY: Salesian Missions highlights social and educational programs

With more than 5,500 Salesian educational institutions and youth centers, missionaries are educating children in some of the poorest places on the planet. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 20, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and...

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WORLD TOILET DAY: Salesian Missions highlights water and sanitation projects from its ‘Clean Water Initiative’

More than 3.6 billion people are living without access to safely managed sanitation, according to UN-Water. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 19, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and the international community in honoring World...

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SOUTH SUDAN: Internally displaced persons receive food through Salesian Missions

Salesian-run camp for those internally displaced receive food aid thanks to donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 17, 2021) Salesian missionaries from Don Bosco Gumbo, who are hosting more than 10,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in a camp in Juba, Gumbo, South Sudan,...

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EL SALVADOR: Salesian programs receive rice-meal donations thanks to Salesian Missions partnerships

Salesian Missions has partnerships with Rise Against Hunger and Feed My Starving Children. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 16, 2021) The Salesian-run FUSALMO and the Salesian Technical Institute Ricaldone, both located in San Salvador, El Salvador, were able to provide nutritional support to youth, families...

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NICARAGUA: USAID-funded project to improve medical care for women and children with limited resources

Santa Rita de Casia Medical Dispensary started providing outpatient care to the general public. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 15, 2021) The University Clinic for Women and Children Santa Rita de Casia, part of the Catholic University of the Dry Tropics in Estelí, Nicaragua, is working to improve medical...

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GLOBAL: Every $1 delivers $20 worth of meals with Annual Food Distribution Appeal

Life-saving meals are ready for those who need them most. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 10, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has launched its Annual Food Distribution Appeal, enabling donors to multiply their gift many times over by turning a $1 donation...

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