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Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy Hosts Students for NY Giants Game Day!


Lauran and Justin Partner with Books for Kids to Open Two Libraries in Alabama!


Books for Kids is thrilled to announce our partnership with Justin and Lauran Tuck and Tuck’s R.U.S.H. For Literacy. Together, we will build two Books for Kids libraries in Justin’s home state of Alabama, bringing literacy resources to at-risk children and expanding Books for Kids’ national footprint by building these libraries in our 16th state.

Justin Tuck is an NFL Defensive End and two-time Super Bowl champion. He most recently played for the Oakland Raiders but spent nine of his impressive eleven-season career playing for the NY Giants. He retired from football as a Giant in May 2016. Justin still holds the record for being the only player in NFL history to have multiple sacks in multiple Super Bowls.

A philanthropist and education advocate, Lauran Tuck cofounded Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for

Literacy with her husband in 2008 to bring the same opportunities that made them successful to low-income youth in New York, New Jersey, California, and Alabama. In addition to her work leading Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy and its many collaborations, Lauran works as an executive consultant in the nonprofit sector. Lauran and Justin are both graduates of the University of Notre Dame. Lauran holds a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

By supporting the communities that have supported them, the Tucks hope to encourage children to embrace literacy and have the opportunity to learn and grow. To date, 14,000 students have received books through the R.U.S.H. program and 86,000 books have been placed in public schools. Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy encourages children to READ, UNDERSTAND, SUCCEED, and HOPE.

The Books for Kids and Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy libraries will open in the fall of 2016. We are thrilled to have found such wonderful partners who share our passion and commitment for providing early childhood literacy opportunities to at-risk communities.


NFL’s Justin Tuck Tackles Financial Literacy

Justin Tuck Tackle Financial Literacy


R.U.S.H. Essay Winners Attend Raider Game!



Justin & Lauran Speak at the Social Innovation Summit!


Get in the Re(a)d Zone with Justin!


Justin & Lauran Tuck Recognized by the Jefferson Awards Foundation!



R.U.S.H. for Literacy founders Justin & Lauran Tuck received recognition from the Jefferson Awards Foundation for promoting literacy with Bay Area middle school students



 2015 Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy Season Kickoff



On Monday, September 14, Justin and Lauran Tuck kicked of their 8th annual Tuck’s RUSH for Literacy Season Kickoff
at Alliance Academy. Alliance students in grades 6-8 were given 5-6 summer reading books to keep them engaged
during their time off. Now that school is back in, Justin and Lauran are challenging each student write an essay about the books
they read on the theme “Giving Back”. Students listened to authors Maurene Goo (Since You Asked) and
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato (Latinnovations)  speak about their experiences as authors and how important literacy is to
be successful not only in school, but also in life. Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Antwan Wilson showed
his support by joining in on the fun!

Tuck’s Sacks for Literacy!



This season, Lauran and I are proud to launch our Sacks for Literacy campaign to help provide even more
opportunities to low-income youth. Our campaign goal of $25,000 can only be reached with your help!
You can pledge any dollar amount for every sack recorded by the Raiders defense this season, or you can make a
one-time donation. You’ll receive weekly updates with the amount of your  donation based on our performance.