Dedicated to Eric Scoggins’ legacy, Eric’s Vision is committed to identifying and funding organizations working to cure ALS and supporting patients and their families who are dealing with the disease. Augie’s Quest and The Forbes Norris MDA/ALS research centers are among those supported by Eric’s Vision. This past year the organization had their 7th Annual 5K RUN/WALK For A Cure Event and awarded $17,500 in grants to ALS research.
Because of Eric and Ronnie’s long standing friendship from their time together at USC, All Stars Helping Kids is happy to partner with Eric’s Vision.
To learn more, visit our website at ericsvision.org
On June 9, 2016 the San Ramon Valley community was shaken by the news that Jake Javier, a bright, caring, young man and captain of the San Ramon Valley High School football team, suffered a severe neck injury in a tragic swimming pool accident. This injury has left him paralyzed from the chest down. The accident occurred one day before he was scheduled to graduate from San Ramon Valley High School and weeks before he was to begin his collegiate career at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
The JaviStrong54 Foundation is dedicated to helping enhance the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries, as well as their families. All proceeds go directly towards the medical bills that come with these unfortunate events.
To learn more, visit our website at javistrong54.com
Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy was founded in 2008 by Justin and Lauran Tuck to bring the same opportunities that made them successful to low-income youth in New York, New Jersey, California and Alabama. Focused on literacy, the program began with a simple book distribution, then grew to include an essay contest and supporting materials, as well as grantmaking.
Starting in the 2013 school year, Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy refined its focus to address the issue of summer learning loss. It is estimated that “Summer Slide” accounts for as much as 85% of the reading achievement gap between under resourced and lower income students compared to their middle- and upper-income peers. Books are given out at the end of the school year to be read over the summer, and then integrated into the classroom in the fall.
In 2015, Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy made a $250,000 gift to the 50 Fund’s Re(a)d Zone initiative .This grant will be used as a dollar-for-dollar match for Bay Area summer literacy programs to purchase up to 50,000 new, high-quality books from First Book and provide more than 25,000 additional books through Imagination Library and Jumpstart’s Read For The Record® campaign.
In the fall of 2016, The Books for Kids and Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy libraries opened. Together, they built 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.
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.
To learn more, visit our website at www.rushforliteracy.org