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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.

MOZAMBIQUE: More than 700 people directly impacted by clean water project

Salesian College in Maputo has clean water access thanks to the Salesian Missions ‘Clean Water Initiative.’ NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 18, 2021) Students and staff at the Salesian College in Maputo, Mozambique, will have clean water access thanks to funding from the Salesian Missions “Clean Water...

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BOLIVIA: Malnourished children and mothers receive support through donor funding

Don Bosco Center for Malnourished Children receives donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 17, 2021) The Don Bosco Center for Malnourished Children in San Carlos, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, received funding from donors of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES: Programs provide aid to families in need

Salesian Missions highlights programs that help provide food and other aid to families in need. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 15, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian and other international organizations in honoring International Day of...

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INDIA: Salesian Missions launches emergency appeal to help families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Support will help Salesian missionaries on the ground expand their much-needed efforts. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 12, 2021) Amid the devastating second wave of COVID-19, Salesian missionaries across India are taking action. In response, Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of...

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INDIA: Youth with HIV/AIDS receive support to focus on the future

Donors from Salesian Missions provide funding to help support program that cares for youth with HIV/AIDS. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 10, 2021) Don Bosco Anbu Illam, located in Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India, received donor funding from Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don...

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GLOBAL: Campaign funds critical aid shipments to programs around the globe

Salesian Missions launches its annual ‘Loaves and Fishes’ fundraiser to support critical aid shipments to programs around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 3, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, recently launched its annual “Loaves and Fishes”...

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MEXICO: Youth in 24 Indigenous communities receive Bibles

1,000 Catholic Bibles distributed to 24 Chinantec Indigenous communities thanks to Koch Foundation funding secured by Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 28, 2021) Salesian missionaries in Oaxaca, Mexico, have provided 1,000 Catholic Bibles to 24 Chinantec Indigenous communities thanks to...

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PHILIPPINES: Donor funding supports farming entrepreneurship program

Donors from Salesian Missions provide Don Bosco Agro-Mechanical Technology Center with funding for 1,000 chickens. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 28, 2021) Don Bosco Agro-Mechanical Technology Center (known locally as Don Bosco Legazpi), located in Banquerohan, Legazpi City, Philippines, had the funding...

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INT’L DAY FOR STREET CHILDREN: Salesian programs focus on giving street children hope for a better life

Salesian Missions highlights education and social programs supporting and educating street youth around the globe. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 12, 2021) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, joins humanitarian and international organizations around the globe in...

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ITALY: Students keep up with online learning through tablets, support from donor funding

40 students attending Salesian oratory in Palermo supported by donor funding from Salesian Missions. NEW ROCHELLE, NY (April 7, 2021) Forty students attending the Salesian oratory in the community of Santa Chiarra in Palermo, Italy, had access to school supplies, including tablets for online...

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