At MTV Act we put the spotlight on many celebrities who are also humanitarians, and tonight Celebrity/Humanitarian Jennifer Hudson is gonna be honored with the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian.
People’s Choice Tweeted about this great honor, and Jennifer responded with a thank you:
— People’s Choice (@peopleschoice) January 7, 2014
Jennifer is getting this award because of her Julian D. King Gift Foundation, which she created five years ago with her sister, Julia. It’s named after Jennifer’s nephew Julian, who was killed in 2008, along with other members of Hudson’s family.
The world ached when they learned the grief Jennifer was going through by losing so many family members in such a violent way, and the singer and actress showed her strength by continuing on and creating this foundation. The foundation’s mission is 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.”
“Where we came from, a lot of kids don’t have school supplies or school clothes,” Jennifer explained. “Children should not have to worry about those things.” That’s why the foundation collects things like school supplies and holiday gifts to give to young people who wouldn’t have these things otherwise.
So you can see why J.Hud was chosen as the recipient. She’s already won a Grammy and an Academy Award, and this is another important honor to put on her list of awards. She might be thanking People’s Choice, but we have much more of a reason to be thanking her.
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