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. The work of our 30,000 Priests, Brothers, Sisters and novices in more than 130 countries around the world would not be possible without the kindness and generosity of so many caring friends. We are strongly committed to assuring our donors that their donations are used wisely where the need is greatest. We stretch every dollar for maximum impact and are proud to report that over 85% of our total operating expenses go directly to mission programs and services that benefit those who rely on us for help. Your trust in our stewardship of your philanthropic contributions is paramount. You can depend on us to be accountable for our expenditures and can have confidence in our ability to invest in initiatives that produce tangible results.