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Salesian Missions Inc

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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

47 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Salesian Missions Inc has helped our Christian mission in Zambia to build a brand-new church in a rural community. Their response was prompt and caring; the monitoring was helpful and therefore the reporting was delivered on time. Back in January, we had an emergency situation due to a heavy storm and they came to our assistance in most charitable manner. We are so grateful.

2 Andrew W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer working with the Salesians, I have spent the last 9 months in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now, this is a country that is by no means stable or safe, and most mission organizations would spurn. The Salesians, however, have let their "bring Christ to the children and bring the children to Christ" spirit conquer every challenge. They truly do so so so much good. Having had my formation in the States and being in continual contact with them while I continue to serve here, I know that everyone involved is truly committed to this mission and it is truly something that they are passionate about. I will always feel Salesian at heart now, no matter where life takes me.

3 inteeraymee

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first got to know Salesian Missions as a volunteer working for a Salesian school in South America (2 years). After returning home, I worked in corporate America for a couple years before realizing that my heart was being called to work in the missions again. There was one place that I felt I could go to, and that was with the Salesians.

I have now worked for the Salesians for 13 years and have had the opportunity to visit sites in some 20 countries. I continue to be amazed at the vast amount of work/ministry the Salesians do and how effective it is. Salesians truly live out their motto of "not just caring for the impoverished, but teaching them to care for themselves." And it is truly inspiring to see that in action. If it were practical, I would suggest every person go and visit a mission site to see it for themselves, but not everyone can do that. I would not work at a place where I did not fully believe in the mission - and I support and would suggest to anyone to support the work of Salesian Missions!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with the Salesians as a Lay Missioner for 2 years in a rural town in Bolivia. While there, I was able to see all the different projects that the Salesians - both priests and sisters - were involved with, which was pretty amazing. It was an honor to be associated with such a great organization that educated and worked with youth on the fringes of society.

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Donor

Rating: 5

In addition to the life-saving support they provide for the world's neediest, the Salesians work to educate and train individuals so that they can support themselves and, ultimately, improve the communities where they live. I feel good supporting the Salesians and their work, knowing that making a donation means I will be investing in people giving them the opportunity to rise out of poverty and create a better future for themselves and future generations.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have seen photos of many projects funded by Salesian Missions. They are truly a God-send to so many children and their families. It means so much to actually see how my donations are used.

1 Devasia V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been closely associated with Salesians missions Inc for the last twelve years. They have come to the rescue of people in need and helped others to get better education and make a fair living. I know personally of the help given to make technical skills reach the rural youth. They have also helped to make chapels for remote villages to worship together and come closer to God. I was lucky to have visited the centre and seen for myself the efficient organisation and dedication of those who work there. Thanks Salesian missions Inc for all the good that you do and the change that you bring to the lives of the needy all over the world.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for Salesian Missions as a development officer. I love the work I do. I am passionate about their mission of helping vulnerable children and their communities become self-sufficient along with a faith centered life. I see from first instance, the positive changes in these children's lives. As a donor, to Salesian Missions, i feel very accomplished in my philantropy goals knowing that my donations are making a difference in these lives by giving them hope and opportunity.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Salesian Missions is an amazing organization that cares for the poor and marginalized of the world. They do great work in over 130 countries, including some of the most remote locations where people are forgotten and have no hope. Their mission is not based on hand-outs... instead, they teach youth to help themselves through education and training. They are careful stewards of donations and are making an incredible impact in the world.

3 Clare P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Salesian MIssions always serves with the intentions and needs of the poorest in mind. No task is too large or need too small. Supporting the work being carried out by Salesians in more than 130 countries, the employees, donors and volunteers are passionate about seeking and securing human dignity for all people. I am honored to be connected to their work and will continuously support their mission!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What fantastic work the Salesian Mission does. I am an Accountant, for Salesian Missions and at times I go to So. Africa, Haiti, El Salvador, Kenya, etc etc... I see the children that Salesian Missions are feeding and it really warms your heart.
Salesian Mission is all over the world feeding these needy children. It is an honor to say I work for them, its even nicer to see where the donations are going. Fr. Mark sends out letters, with pictures, showing donors how their donations are being used.

1 MarkFrancis

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

C. Ilasi

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Advisor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

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!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

3 CRBat1

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!!