Giving Gifts of Dental Health

Who would Santa be without his trademark sack of toys, slung over his shoulder as he scrambles toward the nearest chimney? This past Christmas, for dozens of impoverished kids in San Benito Petén, Guatemala, Santa arrived with a much different kind of bag: one carrying desperately needed dental...

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Sustainable Employment for India’s Youth

In India, a significant gap exists between the growing number of motorized vehicles on the roads, and the skilled technicians required to service and repair them. Missionaries at the Salesian-run St. Joseph’s Industrial Training Institute have forged a new partnership which promises a win-win...

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Award-Winning Environmental Stewardship

Students at a Salesian-run high school in India are leading the charge toward a cleaner environment, a more resilient planet, and a sustainable future — through “green” initiatives that directly benefit the communities in which they live, and inspire increasingly critical advocacy and action...

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God’s Extraordinary Kindness

“Often, I think about those 557 days, when I was in captivity. I was vulnerable, but not defeated. I was anxious, but not desperate. I had worries, but never lost trust in His Almighty hands.” These are the words of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who recently visited Salesian Missions USA to offer a...

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Conquering World Hunger, Together

Once again, Salesian Missions has launched our dedicated Food Distribution Appeal — an annual campaign, inspired by Thanksgiving’s bounty, which raises the funds required to deliver nutritional food to children and families in desperate need. This year especially, we depend on the participation...

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Our Clean Water Initiative is Changing Lives in India

In the Ahmednagar district of India’s Maharashtra state, several years of insufficient rainfall have all but depleted the region’s groundwater reserves — which means that thousands of people struggle to access safe drinking water. Today, thanks to a Salesian-sponsored “Water for All”...

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Brighter Futures at Kakuma Refugee Camp

After witnessing her family’s brutal murder by militants, young Soieso fled the Democratic Republic of Congo and never looked back. Now living at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, she is learning a trade that will help rebuild her life and her country, thanks to Salesian missionaries. Since 1993,...

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Flooding in Kerala
After the Floods, Help for Kerala Victims

This past August, the worst monsoon season in nearly a century devastated India’s southern state of Kerala. The unrelenting rains triggered catastrophic flooding and mudslides that killed more than 400 people, and forced more than 600,000 men, women and children from their homes. Immediately —...

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