logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

Here's What Jennifer Hudson and Her Sister Are Doing to Help Kids Become Leaders

Stephen Thompson
Dec 03, 2020
10:30 P.M.
It is the season to give, and famous singer Jennifer Hudson, alongside her sister Julia, has been touching children's lives with the foundation she created in honor of her murdered nephew.
Advertisement

Jennifer Hudson is not just touching people with her music, she is using her reach to make things work for kids so that they can grow into leaders everyone can be proud of.

She does this via a foundation she founded in conjunction with her sister Julia. For Thanksgiving, they came through for less fortunate children, and pictures that captured the kids with their gifts were shared via her Instagram page.

Jennifer Hudson during the "Cats" World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on December 16, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Jennifer Hudson during the "Cats" World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on December 16, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

One boy could be seen hoisting the box of a hoverboard, and another child was pictured holding a scrapbook box. The kids all seemed genuinely happy as they posed with their toys and the one who made it all possible.

In her caption, Jennifer wrote about how she and Julia founded the operation to equip the next generation with tools and support so they can become future leaders.

Advertisement

The award-winning singer admitted that her work with the kids has been "meaningful" for herself and her family, then she expressed her gratitude to people who have shown support in one way or the other over the years.

Advertisement

The foundation called the Julian D. King Gift Foundation is making a lot of kids happy. However, it was borne out of a tragedy that left Jennifer and her sister Julia devastated. In 2008, Julia's son, Julian King, had turned up dead after disappearing for a short while.

They understand that now is a time for humans to be there for each other, and their actions have set precedence for their fans.

Advertisement

Julian disappeared shortly after Jennifer's mother and brother were shot to death. Jennifer's brother-in-law William Balfour was convicted of killing all three people, and he was sentenced to a life-long jail term.

The deaths had a catatonic effect on Jennifer, and she took some time off social media to mourn her losses. After she came out of mourning, the talented singer established the Julian D. King Toy Drive and Christmas Dinner and launched the Hatch Day celebration to honor Julian.

Advertisement

She and Julia have kept the foundation running on well-greased engines ever since, and they have been able to help a considerable amount of kids with their various charity-designed programs.

This year's Hatch Day saw Jennifer and Julia go mobile as they joined 15 volunteers to deliver up to 2,000 backpacks to financially challenged Chicago students returning to school. The bags contained stationary, PPEs, and even Tablets.

Advertisement

Jennifer urged her fans on Instagram to share students' locations in need so they could deliver bags and supplies to them. She shared shots from the exercise, and it made rounds on the internet, driving people's regard for her to an all-time high.

The singer is not the only celebrity who has been making a difference with their influence. Stars like The Rock, Serena Williams, and Beyoncé, among others, have also shown their benevolence by donating food, water, and resources to less privileged people and frontline health workers.

They understand that now is a time for humans to be there for each other, and their actions have set precedence for their fans, who will most likely recreate the motion on a smaller scale.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Celebrities’ Christmas Traditions: Having Eggnog, Crashing through Giant Gift Wrapping & Decorating Tree with Family Pictures

November 17, 2023

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner’s Daughter Seraphina Called Dad’s ‘Twin’ Yet Has Mom’s ‘Real Nose’ in Recent Outing

November 27, 2023

Jennifer Landon Has 8 Siblings Yet Shares the Same Parents with Only One Brother

January 22, 2024

Celebrities' Thanksgiving Stories: From Delivering Turkeys & Tweet about ‘Cancelled’ Holiday to Creating Own Friendsgiving

November 24, 2023

Two Little Boys Die in Tragic Incident after Staying Home Due to School Cancellations amid Frigid Weather

January 24, 2024

Jennifer Lopez Sparks Reactions after Fans Notice the Absence of Her Wedding Ring

February 28, 2024

Goldie Hawn's Two Children Were Denied by Their Biological Dad despite His Next Wife’s Attempts to Reconcile the Families

December 28, 2023

Robert De Niro Raised 6 Biracial Kids, Including Autistic Son, in a 6-Bedroom Home He Owns since the 90s

November 11, 2023

John Candy’s Lookalike Daughter Celebrates 44th Birthday & ‘Father Shines Through’ in Her Smile in a Pic

February 08, 2024

John Candy’s Lookalike Daughter Celebrates 44th Birthday & ‘Father Shines Through’ in Her Smile in a Pic

February 05, 2024

Adalynn Rose Daughtry Is One of Chris and Deanna Daughtry's Teenage Twins

December 03, 2023

Woman Changes Her Nephew's Diaper, Notices Familiar Birthmark on His Thigh

February 16, 2024

‘We Just Started Bawling’: Kate Hudson Shares Tearful Reconnection with Estranged Siblings

January 17, 2024

Jennifer Garner’s Daughter Seraphina Looks Just like Her Dad at 15 — How She’s Changed over the Years

April 29, 2024