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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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...