For Immediate Release February 11, 2015 Charlotte, NC (February 11, 2015) – Sealed Air Corp, a Fortune 500 company known for making Bubble Wrap® and recently moving its headquarters to Charlotte, made a substantial product donation to Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. The donation will impact Goodwill’s TV/computer monitor refurbishing program and help safeguard electronics donations received which is expected to increase inventory of usable TVs and computer monitors sold at Goodwill’s electronics store The GRID: Powered by Goodwill. Funds from donations made to Goodwill fuel the organization’s mission of providing job training, job placement and job creation resources for disadvantage job seekers. “Sealed Air is pleased to help Goodwill increase its sustainability efforts, while at the same time helping those in need,” said James Whaley, Vice President of Global Corporate Communications, Government Affairs and Sustainability at Sealed Air. Goodwill helps people who face multiple barriers to employment such as lack of skills, education or work experience and other challenges to finding employment. For nearly 50 years, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont has been helping people build careers in a variety of in-demand fields including construction, banking and customer service and hospitality, free of charge to local job seekers. In addition, Goodwill offers basic computer training, resume building and other vocational services. “We are grateful to Sealed Air for this donation. The amount of Bubble Wrap® donated will allow a full year’s effort to safeguard and repurpose these electronics through Goodwill’s sustainability efforts,” said Barbara Maida-Stolle, Executive Vice President of Business Enterprises, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. “Goodwill’s recycling program helped to divert 2.4 million pounds of electronics and other products from area landfills last year. More refurbishable units impacts Goodwill’s ability to provide more paid training hours through its e-waste and transitional work programs.” Donated electronics are often sold at Goodwill’s new electronics store, The GRID: Powered by Goodwill at 9605 North Tryon Street. Donated computers that are not suitable for sale at The GRID are de-manufactured by individuals in Goodwill’s employment and training program who earn while they learn new skills and appropriate work behaviors. To learn more about the process and benefits of donating your electronics to Goodwill, please visit www.goodwillsp.org.
About Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont Goodwill has been serving individuals and families in the Southern Piedmont region of North and South Carolina for 50 years. Goodwill operates 22 retail stores and has more than 50 donation sites in the region. Proceeds from the sale of donated goods fund job training and employment services for individuals facing barriers to employment such as lack of skills, experience or education. In 2014, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont provided employment services to more than 13,000 individuals. For more information, visit www.goodwillsp.org. About Sealed Air Sealed Air Corporation creates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2013, the Company generated revenue of approximately $7.7 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning and Diversey™ cleaning and hygiene solutions, ensures a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods shipped around the world, and improves health through clean environments. Sealed Air has approximately 25,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. Media Contact Melinda Wilshire | Director, Marketing & Communications | Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont | Office: 704-916-1616 | E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Facebook: GoodwillSP| Twitter: @GoodwillSP