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Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Educational Services, Religion, Roman Catholic, Youth Development Programs

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.

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Donor

Rating: 5

In a world filled with places in need and a mailbox full of places to donate, I've been forced to choose where I can give. Salesian Missions stands out as the organization for me to support because the work they do completely aligns with the things that are important to me. Their work with and for children in the poorest areas of the world brings hope where there might never be any. Their continued efforts to build, maintain and staff centers where people can receive skills training and education help create opportunities for individuals to rise out of poverty and make a better life. They really are dedicated to ending poverty through education and training...what a wonderful world that will be!

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I recently visited the Salesian Mission works in Cambodia and was very impressed with the great work the Salesians and their colleagues are doing for the poor youth of Cambodia…giving them a chance that they would not have if the Salesians were not there. All the Salesian schools, academic, vocational, and technical offer their services free of charge to the poorest of the poor in Cambodia. Not only do the Salesians educate but they also provide nourishing meals for the students with the products of the Salesian agricultural schools: chickens, fish, pigs, eggs, rice, and vegetables. I commend the Salesians of Cambodia for their zeal and initiative in reaching out to the poor and disadvantaged of Cambodia.
While I was in Cambodia, I was present for the Blessing and Dedication of the newly renovated facilities at Don Bosc, Kep, making the campus handicapped accessible. This joint project of USAID and Salesian Missions now allows our handicapped brothers and sisters full access to all the programs that Don Bosco, Kep, has to offer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started donating to Salesian Missions when I was in high school almost 50 years ago. I was fascinated by the great work done for poor youth and needy families around the world by Don Bosco’s Salesians. These past years instead of donating what little treasure I have, I have been donating the gift of my time at the Salesian Mission Office in New Rochelle, New York. During these years I have seen firsthand the good works sponsored by Salesian Missions in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Mexico, and Sri Lanka. I highly recommend this charity.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with the Salesians several times - in Bolivia, Mexico and NYC. Over the years, I have also visited Salesian mission 'work' sites in the US and overseas. I have met and spoken with countless children, teenagers and adults whose lives have been changed by the work of the Salesians. The Salesians are "the real thing". At times, risking their lives (priests, sisters, brothers) to teach, help, love and walk with those less fortunate. Donations really go where you intend them to go - to relieve the daily suffering and improve the lives of so many of our brothers and sisters around the world. I cannot recommend the Salesians enough. God bless the Salesians and those they serve all over the world.

5

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm grateful for the opportunity to help save lives and change the world by being a supporter of Salesian Missions. The organization works tirelessly to feed the hungry, bring water to the thirsty and save those in need of help, safety and refuge. And in addition to providing for the most basic needs, they strive to educate those in the areas where they work to help them acquire skills that will bring them to self-sufficiency. Their focus on helping the neediest children gives me hope for the future of our world.

7

Board Member

Rating: 5

I very willingly serve on the board of Salesian Missions. I take great pride in the work that Salesian Missions and Salesian Missionaries do around the globe on behalf of the young and the poor...reaching out especially to street children and poor children and young adults with workforce development programs enabling them to become good upright citizens with a moral compass and the skills needed to improve their lot, the lot of their families, and the lot of their communities.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I will be traveling with the program to the Democratic Republic of Congo in a short time and they have been a pleasure to work with! The training they provide has been amazing and inspiring. I can't wait for mission!

10

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

7

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

10

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

8

Donor

Rating: 5

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.