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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.

NIGERIA: 5 communities gain clean water access

Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’ provides funding for clean water access in 5 communities. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 8, 2020) Five communities in Nigeria have clean water access thanks to donor funding through Salesian Missions “Clean Water Initiative.” Borehole projects have been...

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CENTRAL AMERICA: New appeal to help people impacted by hurricanes

Salesian Missions launches new fundraising appeal to help those impacted by hurricanes Eta and Iota NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 7, 2020) In November, Central America was hard hit by two Category 4 hurricanes. Hurricane Eta hit on Nov. 3 and Hurricane Iota hit less than two weeks later on Nov. 16....

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GLOBAL: Honoring International Day of People with Disabilities

Salesian Missions highlights programs that remove barriers to education and social services for youth with disabilities NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 3, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian organizations and countries around the globe in...

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WORLD AIDS DAY: Salesian Missions highlights programs that provide medical and other critical HIV/AIDS services around the globe

Programs in India, Ivory Coast and Uganda illustrate the work of Salesians around the globe who are providing services and supports for those affected by HIV/AIDS. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Dec. 1, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY: Salesian Missions highlights educational and child rights programs that bring hope to children around the globe

Salesian programs in Colombia, El Salvador, India and South Africa ensure that youth are able to access the education and social programs they need to have hope for the future. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 20, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins...

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WORLD TOILET DAY: Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative’ ensures youth at Salesian schools and centers have access to clean water and proper sanitation

Programs in Egypt, India, Madagascar and Tanzania highlight Salesian initiatives that bring clean water access and proper sanitation to schools and communities. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 19, 2020) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian...

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ZAMBIA: 120 youth have opportunity for cultural exchange through arts program thanks to funding Salesian Missions received from US Embassy in Lusaka

The “Amplifying the Arts” project empowered vulnerable youth to tell their stories through American-inspired creative expression and participate in a cultural exchange. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 17, 2020) Youth in Zambia had an opportunity for cultural exchange through arts programming thanks to...

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ITALY: With U.S. Government support, Salesian Missions to help over 24,000 young people and vulnerable populations across Italy

Salesian Missions launches new project: “Salesian Solidarity with Italy: the Emergency Response to COVID-19.” NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 17, 2020) With support from the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the...

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INDIA: Salesian-run Amalarakkini School for the Blind has new chapel thanks to Salesian Missions donors

The new chapel will be a source of spiritual support to students and teachers right on the campus. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Nov. 12, 2020) Students attending the Salesian-run Amalarakkini School for the Blind have a new chapel thanks to Salesian Missions donors. Amalarakkini School for the Blind is...

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NEPAL: Salesian Missions donors fund distribution of 1,500 copies of new book on the history of the Catholic Church in Nepal

The new book “The Cross on the Roof” by Father George Thirumalachalil will encourage youth to focus on their spiritual growth. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (Oct. 23, 2020) There is a new book out about the Catholic Church’s history in Nepal thanks to funding from Salesian Missions donors. The book “The...

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