DO-GOODERS: JENNIFER HUDSON AND FAMILY GIVE BACK
The Hudson family took time out of their Christmas schedule to give back to well-deserving children this year. Jennifer along with her sister and son, David Jr., hosted their fourth annual toy drive on December 24, 2012 through the Julian D. King Gift Foundation. Julia Hudson started the foundation a few months after her son, Julian King, was murdered by a then family friend.
The Hudson sisters and David Jr., a.k.a. The Grinch, gave thousands of gifts to local kids who would not have received as much on Christmas were it not for the foundation. “It’s a blessing to be able to give back to where you came from. To turn something so sad into such a blessing,” said Jennifer. “The best part is just seeing the happy faces of the kiddies.”
Jennifer and Julia have hosted several charity events since Julian’s death in 2008. The singer and her sister manage to give out backpacks and other school supplies to area children every year in addition to sponsoring other local events.