Media Tips for the Local News Media

Looking for a good news story idea or a way for your audience to get involved in the community? Some happenings at Goodwill that might interest you are included in Media Tips that we send out periodically throughout the month. View our most recent Media Tips by clicking on the links provided below.

October 2017
Media Alerts Beginning October 20th
Media Alerts Beginning October 4th

September 2017
Media Alerts Beginning September 25th
Media Alerts Beginning September 18th
Media Alerts Beginning September 11th

August 2017
Media Alerts Beginning August 21st
Media Alerts for August 7th – 12th
Media Alerts for July 31st – August 4th

July 2017
Media Alerts for July 17th – 23rd

June 2017
Media Alerts for June 7th – 17th

May 2017
Media Alerts for May 22 – 25th
Media Alerts for May 15th – 22nd
Media Alerts for May 8th – 12th
Media Alerts for May 1st – 5th

April 2017
Charlottesville & Harrisonburg DMA
Roanoke & Lynchburg DMA

March 2017
Charlottesville & Harrisonburg DMA
Roanoke & Lynchburg DMA

Media Kit

The Goodwill Industries of the Valleys media kit includes a history of both Goodwill Industries International and Goodwill Industries of the Valleys. It also includes a fact sheet with interesting facts about our organization and a list of media contacts.

Click here to download the Media Kit.

Interested in a story about individuals with disabilities who receive services through Goodwill programs?  The National Center on Disability and Journalism provides an excellent language style guide for those journalists seeking the appropriate and accurate language to use when writing or talking about people living with disabilities. Click here to access the style guide.

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Press Contacts

Kelly Sandridge, Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations
Email: ksandridge@goodwillvalleys.com
Office: (540) 581.0620 ext. 1107
Cell Phone: (540) 525.5728

Goodwill Industries International Contacts (National Inquiries Only)

Lauren Lawson-Zilai
Director of Public Relations
Phone: 240.333.5266
Cell: 240.388.8309

Charlene Sarmiento
Public Relations Program Manager
Phone: 240.333.5590
Cell: 240.620.7703

The media kit must be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
To download this free software, click the icon to the right or click here.

General Goodwill Information

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, a United Way partner organization headquartered in Roanoke, serves 31 counties and 13 cities in the New River, Roanoke, and Shenandoah Valleys. Its mission is to help people and families in our community achieve a better life through work and independence. In 2016, Goodwill served 45,632 youth, adults, and seniors who needed assistance getting back to work and gaining greater independence, placed 4,067 people into jobs in our community, and helped individuals attain 1,335 industry recognized credentials that will allow them to be more competitive in their job search and to find higher paying employment.