Help Soothe Their Pain
In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Salesian missionaries are making a remarkable difference in the lives of homeless youth.
In this city plagued by long-term unemployment and generational poverty, children are regularly abandoned by parents who are unable to care for them; orphaned by violence or disease; or threatened with abuse at home and at school. And when they end up on the streets -- which they far too often do -- they have no one to protect them from the rampant violence and exploitation that defines the contours of each challenging day.
Will you help soothe their pain?
As you may already have read, missionaries and staff at the Don Bosco Project for Street Kids offer compassionate care for boys and girls in desperate need, including safe shelter, warm meals, access to social workers, and opportunities to learn. And, with ongoing support and vocational training, hundreds of children who may otherwise have been lost are turning their lives around.
But we can’t stop here. The lives and futures of so many other young people are at stake.
Every day -- in Bolivia, India, the Philippines, and almost every other developing country around the world -- thousands of rural youth are fleeing their homes for the city in search of better lives and opportunities. Unfortunately, the vast majority of them end up on the streets, homeless and alone, with few resources to assist.
This is why our work is more important now than ever. And you can make a meaningful difference today.
Just as Don Bosco recognized the plight of Turin’s migrant workers and day laborers -- inviting them off the streets and under his wing -- our missionaries understand the unique needs of these vulnerable girls and boys without a home. Together with your generosity, we can not only rescue them -- but devote even more resources toward programs that stabilize, educate, and help them build the foundations for a better, brighter future.
Thank you for your kindness!