I'm proud to be a member of the Board of Salesian Missions. Whenever I visit the missions, my Salesian heart jumps for joy to see the love, care, and concern that Salesian Missionaries extend to the poorest of the poor. In my time on the board I have personally witnessed the following Salesian ministries to: the children of the brickmakers in India (Video: www.salesianmissions.org/brickfields) ; street children in Ecuador, (Video: www.salesianmissions.org/Ecuador); youth suffering from and affected by AIDS in Trichy, India; the education for poor migrant children in Vietnam; former child soldiers in Colombia; vocational and trade school programs, teacher training programs as well as a nursing school in Haiti. I can personally testify to the good use of donor funds in making a difference and giving hope to children and young people who had no hope for a better future. God bless the goodness and sacrificial generosity of our donors.
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.
We have been involved with this organization for over 30 years and have always found them to be extremely ethical and effective in their charitable endeavors. Salesian Missions has truly made a difference for the underprivileged throughout the world.
I have worked with the Salesian Missions on their audit committee for several years. With each passing year my respect for the organization grows. The staff and management have demonstrated a determined quiet commitment to their many causes. Their attention to making sure that the organization meets and exceeds all regulations shows their professionalism.
Having had the chance to get involved with charities of all types, the Salesian Missions stands out to me as one of the best organizations when it comes to keeping its donors posted on the accomplishments the group has made with its missions throughout the world, and its need to keep the momentum going with the support of its donors. The people at Salesian Missions truly live by their words by "giving hope to millions of youth around the globe.
While there are children who need help in the US, there are many more needy children in third world countries that don't have any access to the support and programs kids in the US have. Their situations seem hopeless, at least until the Salesian priests, brothers and missionaries take over. Driven by the teachings of John Bosco, the Salesians work tirelessly to teach children to fish. They live amongst the people to make sure change happens.
As a non-profit organization, Salesian Missions is highly accountable. If you want to invest in an organization that is completely transparent and does a great job of showing the impact, Salesian Missions is the organization to support.
I am an independent contractor who has and is blessed to work with Salesian Missions. To a person, everyone who works for Salesian Missions is so incredibly passionate about and dedicated to their work around the world in providing education, health, clean water, and a better life to poor children. I believe their services cover some 132 countries. It is stimulating and very motivating to always do the best we can to support the Salesian Missions efforts. I feel I am a better person knowing that there are real people making a difference in the lives of others lass fortunate than we. This surely helps bring our world together, and God knows, we need this. God bless everyone at Salesian for their belief in the world's youth!
I have contributed for years and can tell you first hand, this is a very special and needed organization. They do phenomenal things. God Bless them.
As a longtime donor to the Salesians, I could not be more impressed with the work they are doing to help children and families around the world. I feel good knowing they are putting my donations to good use and look forward to getting regular updates from Fr. Mark about how they are making a difference . Keep up the great job!
This organization just does such wonderful work. compassionate and caring people in a sometimes cruel and harsh world. I have been giving for years and am a monthly donor.
They do so much - I am happy that I can do this little bit to help them with all the wonderful things that they do.
The Salesians do such wonderful work all around the world. What I love about donating to them is that I really feel like my donations matter- that I truly am helping the poor through their work. They have an influential presence in the countries they work in, so they can be extremely effective. God Bless them!!!!
Gathering small donations from across the United States, the Salesians use the money to build where there is devastation, give hop where there is hopelessness, and raise up the youth from their poor, sad and undeserved lot in life. The Salesians are a vital force and do wonderful, wonderful work, every day in over 100 countries. It is a pleasure to give, and see the gifts invested in our fellow man. Bravo Salesians, you are the best!!
I choose to support Salesian Missions - and have for many years - because of the outstanding they work they do with children in the most impoverished areas of the world, not only to feed and cloth them but to provide educational opportunities and most of all, hope in their world filled with little to be hopeful about...all with the Catholic values I hold dear. I am thankful for all they do and for the opportunity to support them in their most worthy missions.
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!
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.