Lifetime Television announced Monday that it has added the Lifetime Volunteer
Corps as a new employee component to its ongoing campaign, 'Our Lifetime
Commitment: Stop Violence Against Women.'
The broader campaign -- which encompasses online and on-air programming, as
well as extensive community outreach -- began in February.
The network's first internal volunteer effort began Monday -- a
back-to-school drive during which staffers can help children hurt by domestic
violence and homelessness by providing the school supplies they need.
Participating Lifetime employees in New York are partnering with HELP USA, a
nonprofit organization that provides housing, employment training and counseling
to those in need. In Los Angeles, Lifetime is working with Good Shepherd
Lifetime executive vice president of public affairs Meredith Wagner said in a
prepared statement, 'We want to contribute directly to women and families in
ways that can make an immediate and profound difference in their lives.'
She added, 'The Lifetime Volunteer Corps provides a new option for employees
to see up close and personal the great impact of their time and