We let the public and local news media know about Goodwill news stories through Press Releases and more frequent Media Alerts. Our most recent Press Releases are below. To join our news media list and receive our periodic Media Alerts, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.