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Global Fact Sheet

Salesian Missions is a U.S.-based, nonprofit Catholic organization working to raise funds for international programs that serve youth and families in poor communities around the globe. These programs are run by Salesian Missionaries- priests, brothers, and sisters, as well as lay people- all dedicated to caring for destitute children in more than 130 countries. Each year, more than 3 million youth have received services funded by Salesian Missions. These services and programs are provided to children regardless of race or religion.

Education helps break the cycle of violence and poverty

With Salesian Missions’ global reach, we are perfectly positioned to aid in emergency relief during times of natural disasters, traumatic circumstances, and civil war. The Salesians are among the first on the scene with relief supplies, temporary housing, and medical care. Salesian Missions programs can be found relieving famine in Africa, assisting flood victims in India, offering refugee assistance in Europe, and feeding undernourished children in the Philippines and in the slums of Haiti. We don’t only help in troubled times.  Every day, the Salesians are proactively working in big cities and remote countries, with thousands of homeless and runaway children who have been forgotten and neglected by society. The Salesian Missions Office for International Programs has been entrusted by many government agencies and other humanitarian organizations to be the steward of funding, dedicated to education programs for the desperate and impoverished.

Where we help

The Salesians have made their mark throughout the globe in the following areas:

Our People

The Salesians are led by nearly 30,000 priests, brothers, and sisters who serve as Salesians of Don Bosco (S.D.B.), the second-largest order in the Roman Catholic Church. Our family is more than 5 million Americans who have contributed financially to support these efforts. People like you!

Salesian Missions: Our Proud History

In 1859, a young priest named John Bosco and eighteen young men—who were once poor street children he cared for—began a new society. John Bosco called them the “Salesians” after St. Francis de Sales,  Bishop of Geneva, whom he had always admired for his kindness and religious zeal. The men and women who have followed in his footsteps have dedicated their lives to be friends, counselors, and educators of poor, young people. Growth over the decades has enabled the Salesians to expand into far regions of the world, wherever they are needed.

Accountability and Good Stewardship Responsibility Pledge

Salesian Missions is committed to the highest standards of good stewardship and accountability. Salesian Missions is separately incorporated according to the not-for-profit laws of New York State with its own active Board of Trustees. An independent public accounting firm, reviewed by the Board of Trustees, conducts an annual audit of Salesian Missions’ finances. Funds received by Salesian Missions are carefully monitored to ensure their use complies with donor intent. Funds are maintained in separate accounts and not commingled with those of any other Salesian entity. Salesian Missions is a member of several fundraising organizations, whose members must adhere to strict codes of ethics. Salesian Missions complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding discrimination.

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You can support the Salesian Missions #1372 through your prayers and monetary donation by making a check payable to THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH, 3424 Wilshire Blvd 3rd Fl., Los Angeles CA 90010, memo #1372. You may also donate online by clicking the donate button. When making an online donation, reference #1372 in the Memo box. Your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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