Press Releases & Media Contacts

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys makes the public and local media aware of upcoming news stories through both Press Releases and more frequent Media Alerts. Are you looking for a good news story idea or a way for your audience to get involved in the community? Goodwill looks forward to working with local media to highlight interesting and inspiring Goodwill stories. If you would like to receive our additional Media Alerts sent out periodically throughout the month, please email us at

2021 Press Releases

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Announces Board Leadership Change
August 23, 2021

Western Virginia Youth to Benefit from YouthBuild Grant
June 23, 2021

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Announces Organizational Changes
June 21, 2021

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys President & CEO to Retire and the GoodSupport Fund Established in His Honor
April 6, 2021

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Announces New President & CEO
March 3, 2021

2020 Press Releases

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Receives $10M Gift Plans to Put Virginians Back to Work
December 16, 2020

Goodwill Hosts Awards Ceremony Tomorrow Evening to Highlight Community Success and Support
September 16, 2020

Goodwill CEO Announces Plans to Retire
September 11, 2020

COVID Leads to a Greater Need for Mentors for Youth in Franklin County
August 27, 2020

Goodwill Store Donation Centers to Collect PPE for Carilion Clinic Revised
April 15, 2020

Goodwill Store Donation Centers to Collect PPE for Carilion Clinic
March 31, 2020

Goodwill Stores Closing. Donation Centers Remain Open. Virtual Services Available.
March 24, 2020

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Media Contacts

Chelsea Moran, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Office: (540) 581.0620 ext. 1225 | Cell Phone: (540) 520.8138

Michelle Darby, Vice President, Marketing & Development
Office: (540) 581.0620 ext. 1107 | Cell Phone: (540) 525.5728

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 for 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 International Contacts (National Inquiries Only)

Lauren Lawson-Zilai, Senior Director, Public Relations
Charlene Sarmiento, Manager, Public Relations
For national media interviews, email Lauren Lawson-Zilai and Charlene Sarmiento at

General Goodwill Information

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is headquartered in Roanoke and serves 35 counties and 14 cities in Central, Southwest, and Southside, Virginia. Its mission is to help people and families in our community achieve a better life through work and independence.

In 2020, Goodwill served 63,078 youth, adults, and seniors who needed assistance getting back to work and gaining greater independence, placed 2,598 people into jobs in our community, and helped individuals attain 6,321 industry recognized credentials that will allow them to be more competitive in their job search and to find higher paying employment.