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Helaina Hovitz

The Surprising Way Emergency Vehicles in Major U.S. Cities Are Going Green

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

When we think about the "green" car movement, chances are, we don't think about the cars that are producing more carbon monoxide while idling than any others: emergency vehicles.

New "Solutions Journalism" Site Is Born From Rubble of Co-Founder's Traumatic Past

Brittany Hodak | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Brittany Hodak

Helaina Hovitz in her home office with her rescue dog, Wiley. (Photo credit: Justin McCallum) At some point in our childhood, everyone becomes aware ...

Adopt Don't Shop: An Exclusive Interview With Rescue Dogs Little Miss Lexi and Pumpkin

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Little Miss Lexi and her sister, Pumpkin, are spokes-pups for Posh Pets Rescue in NYC, and they want you to consider adopting special needs and senior rescue dogs before hitting the pet shop.

Why Beyoncé Wants You to Buy This Backpack (and We Do, Too)

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Operating on the TOMS Shoes model--for each backpack bought, a backpack is donated to a child in need -- STATE Bags was born out of a desire to help provide children in need with healthy snacks, school supplies, a reliable carry-all, and a group of positive role models.

Rescue Dogs Bring Joy to Homebound Elderly

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

OK guys, be warned: this is one of the most heartwarming stories you'll read on National Pet Day.

Hollywood Stylist Gives Survivors New Hope

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Christine, who lives in Los Angeles, was more than deserving of this gift. She had become a champion for cancer related causes while still in the hospital herself, believing she only had weeks to live.

Pencils of Promise Founder Reminds Us to Focus on the Children, Not Just the Statistics

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Feeling helpless and struggling to reconcile the urge to help them all, he asked one child on the side of the road what he wanted most in the world. The boy answered, "A pencil."