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Justin Tuck: My Son Jayce Loves to ‘Remix’ Songs

04/29/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Justin Tuck
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Justin Tuck‘s 6’4″ frame may make for an imposing defensive end, but it turns out the New York Giant‘s heart is as big as his body.

Tuck and his wife Lauran launched R.U.S.H. for Literacy five years ago. The program provides new books to low-income youth in three states.

“We felt that kids and education were something we would be passionate about for the rest of our lives,” Tuck, 30, tells PEOPLE.

As the couple prepare for this year’s charity fundraiser — the annual Tuck’s Celebrity Billiards Tournament, held May 30 at Slate NYC — we spoke to the author and Super Bowl champ about the importance of avoiding reading’s “summer slide” and learned some happy news — a sibling for 3-year-old son Jayce is on the way in June!
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Justin Tuck Chats About His Children’s Book and Giving Back

05/14/2012 at 02:00 PM ET
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New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck has found a new talent: Author!

“Reading is very important to any success,” Tuck, 29, told PEOPLE during a Family Storyteller event at N.Y.C.’s Housing Works Bookstore Café on May 5.

The Super Bowl champ and dad read from his children’s book, Home-Field Advantage, which is inspired by Tuck’s own childhood adventures (including being pushed around by his five older sisters), to show that toughness comes in all forms.

Even the cover image was based on snapshots of Tuck running through the yard as a kid. The young boy also bears a resemblance to Tuck’s 2-year-old son, Jayce, whom the NFL star describes as “the most fearless little kid I’ve ever been around.”
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Nancy Tillman: All Children Have a ‘Crown on Their Head’

04/16/2012 at 10:00 AM ET
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Though her two children are now adults, for author Nancy Tillman, they remain her continued source of inspiration.

“There were some bullying episodes at my daughter’s school when she was very young. I remember telling her and all of her girlfriends that they were born with a crown on their head and no one had the right to take it off and no one ever could. It really started from that,” she tells PEOPLE of her latest book, The Crown on Your Head.
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TOMS Celebrates One Day Without Shoes for Charity

04/10/2012 at 04:00 PM ET
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Already well known for their charitable business plan (for every shoe purchased, a pair of shoes is donated to a needy child), TOMS is taking it one step further with their 5th annual One Day Without Shoes campaign today.

The company is encouraging everyone to lose their footwear for an hour or the whole day as a reminder of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a kid’s life.

And they’re not alone. Celeb parents including Charlize Theron, Busy Philipps and more have also joined in to promote the cause.

TOMS is also encouraging you to share photos of your bare feet on their Photowall, sponsored by flickr.

And while you’re letting your toes breath, take time to check out the company’s new spring collection. These mini dotted Botas ($36) are beyond adorable!

Hatch: A Chic, Modern Maternity Collection

10/17/2011 at 10:00 AM ET
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Let’s be honest, most maternity wear is not known for being especially chic.

And even if you find a piece that’s stylish, it’s often something you can only wear with a bump so it’s not necessarily worth the investment.

Well, all that’s about to change with Hatch, a finely-edited collection of 14 key maternity designs that work during and after pregnancy.

Created in 2011, the line was conceived by twobirds designer Ariane Goldman to give style savvy moms-to-be more wardrobe choices.

Standouts include the versatile Everything Dress ($298) and the roomy, yet fashion forward Button Down Shirt ($168 to $248).
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Jewel Partners with Bravado Designs to Benefit Baby Buggy

07/21/2011 at 10:00 AM ET
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Now more than ever, Jewel knows how much a new mother needs.

So the singer, who welcomed son Kase Townes last week, has teamed up with Bravado! Designs to donate 2,600 of their high-quality nursing bras and tank tops to Baby Buggy.

“It’s such an honor to play such a meaningful role in the lives of other new mothers, and help to assure that all women get the products and care they need for themselves and the next generation,” said the Platinum Hit host.

Through Baby Buggy and Nurse-Family Partnership, the bras will be distributed to low-income first-time moms in both Dallas and New York City. They’ll also receive hands-on breast-feeding education and tips.

To learn more about Bravado! Designs many charitable donations or their celeb fans, go to bravadodesigns.com.

So Cute! Crewcut’s Victorious Charity Tee

06/13/2011 at 02:00 PM ET
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It’s never too early to get you kids involved and what better way than with Crewcut‘s cool limited-edition  Victorious tee ($25).

Designed by Dallas Clayton (the man behind the Awesome book series), it supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which helps those with blood cancers live longer, happier lives.

The bright, whimsical T-shirt was also inspired by a young boy, Milo, who unfortunately lost his battle with leukemia last year. The 2-year-old was a big fan of Clayton’s books and loved to have them read during his treatment.

Want one? It’s available online and in stores. Added bonus: All of the proceeds are donated to the LLS and J.Crew is waiving all shipping costs.