Last night at the People’s Choice Awards Jennifer Hudson was won the Favorite Humanitarian Award for her work with Julian D. King Foundation. She was accompanied by her oldest sister Julia to accept the award.
The two sisters founded the charity in 2008, in memory of Julia’s 7-year-old son who was murdered by her ex-husband. The Foundation was started to provide stability and support for children of all backgrounds.
Upon accepting the award, Hudson spoke to the audience about the importance of the foundation and providing kids of inspiration and role models, “For me as a kid, all it took…I don’t even know what star it was who came to my school, but I looked and said, Wow, if they did it, then that means I can do it, too.”
Hudson added, “where we come from, all you hear about is who shot who, who went to jail…They’re only exposed to negativity. It’s one thing to be a celebrity and have power, there’s only so much we can have but it means nothing if we’re not making a difference, trying to help someone else, trying to change a life.”