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Handout 3: Sample Press Release
Adapt the sample press release to publicize the interfaith service project. Format it to include the congregation's letterhead. Once you fill out the details, you may fax, mail, or email the press release to the local media (newspapers, radio stations, television stations, etc.). Single-space text in an email; double-space in documents you will present as attachments, hard copies, or faxes.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Include one or more names, daytime and evening phone numbers, and an email address in case a reporter needs more information.
LOCAL YOUTH BUILD RELIGIOUS PLURALISM THROUGH SERVICE TO COMMUNITY (or a similar headline)
Give details about your event here, using the instructions in Activity 3. Be sure the text includes the date, time, and place of the event, a description of your congregation and all of your interfaith partners and a description of the recipients of your service project.
Keep the press release to one page. Mimic the tone of a news story, with quotes from people involved. A well-written press release is often printed word-for-word.