American singer and actress, Jennifer Hudson recently distributed over 2,000 backpacks of school supplies to disadvantaged children.
The ‘Spotlight’ hitmaker and her sister Julia were joined by a group of volunteers for their 10th annual Hatch Day in Chicago on the 14th of August 2020. Hatch Day takes place on what would have been Jennifer’s nephew Julian’s birthday but he was tragically murdered, along with the 38-year-old star’s mother and brother.
The two sisters went onto social media to help kids who are in need via their Julian D. King Gift Foundation, even though they had to do things differently this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The award-winning star asked her followers to drop their locations so that they can drop off the backpack and school supplies to those who need it the most during this pandemic.
Hudson explained in a video shared to Instagram: “We’re still out there this Hatch Day, just in a different way. We’re going to hit these streets and sneak up on y’all. And we’re going to drive by with backpacks, because we don’t need crowds this year, but we will want to make sure we service the children”.
The Julian D. King Gift Foundation was established in honour of the youngster to provide stability, support and positive experiences for children of all backgrounds to help enable them to grow to be productive, confident and happy adults. Every year, they collect and distribute school supplies and Christmas presents. This year they distributed hand sanitiser, face masks, tablets to students, backpacks and school supplies.