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Salesian Missions Inc

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2 Lefevre Lane New Rochelle NY 10801 USA

Mission:

Salesian Missions, collaborates with Salesian Missionaries in over 130 countries throughout the world and helps provide for the material and spiritual needs of poor and abandoned individuals, especially the young. We inform the public in the United States of the global work carried out by the missionaries and of the needs they encounter while serving the young and needy. We receive donations from private citizens, corporations, government agencies, and foundations to support development projects which not only advance individuals, but also communities. We encourage and promote a prayer apostolate for the needs of our donors, their families, and those working in the educative pastoral works in the missions. We seek not only to assist poor youth but to protect them and teach them how to help themselves through technical training and education. We seek to form the whole person stressing the need for the integration of the physical, psychological, moral and spiritual dimensions of individuals.

Target demographics:

Salesian Missions has a distinguished history and highly-regarded worldwide reputation for effective programs and services that give children, families and communities a fighting chance to conquer poverty, despair and suffering.

Geographic areas served:

We work in more than 130 countries around the world.

Programs:

Our programs include education with elementary and high schools, vocational, technical, agricultural and trade schools, colleges and universities; infrastructure and capacity building; health services, hospitals and clinics; emergency and disaster relief; women empowerment; youth shelters and orphanages; refugee camps; youth centers and nurseries; food security programs; religious. Our missionaries live in the communities in which they serve and strive to help those in need to help themselves.

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914-633-8344
www.SalesianMissions.org

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2 people found this review helpful

I have had the pleasure to work with Salesian MIssions for several years. The work they do for impoverished children around the world is outstanding. They are actually changing the lives and futures of so many by teaching useful skills to children so they can go on to be contributing, self-sufficient adults. The Missionaries walk toward situations of disaster, rather than run from them. The staff in the Salesian Missions headquarters are among some of the most dedicated employees with whom I have ever worked. They believe in their jobs, and they believe in the mission overall. Every one of them works hard because they know it is helping the children. Just terrific!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

One poverty-stricken second grader was wandering the streets in India, maltreated by strangers; he was taken in by the Salesian Children's Center. That student now receives reading instruction, has friends and regular meals. As he grows, he'll receive job training in the same center. In a culture that considers poverty one's fate, the Salesians spread the Christian message of loving the poor!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I picked Salesian Missions because they educate the poor with revelant technical training that leads to real jobs. Also they drill for wells in Africa to bring clean water to the poor. I know my dollars are well used.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

There are a number of charities that help the poor and underserved. Salesian Missions stands out among the crowd. With deep roots in Christian morals and values, Salesian Missions changes the lives of children and adults across the globe. They are in the trenches living with those they serve teaching them the skills required to have a healthy and fulfilled lives.

Salesian Missions is a great charity to support if you are looking for a fiscally and socially responsible organization.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

Salesian Missions is a Catholic nonprofit organization whose missionaries. walking in the footsteps of St. John Bosco, their founder, serve the poorest of the poor in over 130 countries throughout the world. Since God blessed me to be born into a poor family, yet with so much love, I understand how poverty can affect a family's basic needs. My father, a great man with a strong Catholic faith, worked very hard and long hours, with a meager salary, to keep his family clothed, well fed and made certain his three children attended Catholic schools. My mother was able to keep us well groomed, prepared nutritious meals; however, she had serious health problems. The Salesian missionaries are performing the same types of duties and responsibilities as my father did for his family. My devoted father died suddenly in his sleep at 49 years old. This was a devastating shock to our family unit and also caused us to move deeper into poverty, but God allowed me to finish college so that I could support our family. When I read the stories from the Salesian newsletters regarding how their missionaries serve many orphans and impoverished children or entire families in so many countries throughout the world, I feel a great desire to do my part to assist them financially. Unfortunately, I would not be able to become a lay missionaries with a T-7 incomplete spinal cord injury, but I am able to send donations to assist the missionaries in their unending arduous work, especially their ongoing water project. Jesus said, "The poor will always be with you." What I give comes directly from Jesus and not from me. I could never take credit for my donations. Our loving and merciful Lord has given the means to give to others less fortunate. In this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of mercy, Jesus is calling all of us to reach out to our brothers and sisters who are in great need so that they may live more healthy and productive lives. Thank you dear Salesian missionaries, support staff and others for doing God's work in such a loving, fruitful and productive manner. May God continue to richly bless you!
To Jesus through Mary,
Thomas Miller, PA

 
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7 people found this review helpful

My stepdad that is 94 has been sending me the small little prayer books for years. They have been a true inspiration to me, when I have a rough day or even if my day is filled with blessings the little poems always reminds me of something I should be grateful for. I always carry some of the little books in my purse to hand out to friends that are having a bad day...

 
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7 people found this review helpful

I started receiving letters from them back in 2013. I looked them up online before I sent them any monies. Come to find out that had did great working helping poor children all over the world. They have sent me various inspiration booklets, Holidays cards, and just recent, I had a passing in my family, and they sent me a nice sympathy card, they are really working for Christ, and spreading his Love all over the world.

 
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10 people found this review helpful

Salesian Missions is an amazing organization that puts a tremendous amount of care and effort in providing for the poor around the globe. Their efforts in raising and directing funds toward life-giving projects provide hope for children and families worldwide. They pride themselves on caring for the whole person bridging aspects of health, nutrition, education and spiritual guidance. Their efforts target the welfare of children living in some of the most difficult situations imaginable, and aim to bring peace to their lives while providing avenues to substantially improve their lives and futures. I have great respect for the priests, brothers, sisters and other missionaries that carry out this work daily, and profoundly appreciate the spiritual component of the work they do.

 
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10 people found this review helpful

I wanted to help poor children in some way. Fortunately, one day I received a mailing from Salesian Missions. After reading the contents and looking at their website ( you should check out their website---it's really informative ) I was convinced that this was the organization I wanted to support. Their philosophy of "helping poor children to help themselves" and their focus on teaching job skills to young people so that they could find gainful employment, really resonated with me. I also enjoy receiving their inspirational poetry books, their magazine and their e-newsletters. The fact that 85% of my donation goes to the support of programs was also a strong factor in partnering with this organization. As a donor to Salesian Missions, I truly feel that I am helping to make the world a better place. It makes me feel good to make their mission , my mission!

 
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8 people found this review helpful

A wonderful organization helping the poor and needy throughout the world. I have been a benefactor for many years and will continue to donate to this organization for all the good work they continue to do.

 
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