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Jennifer Hudson to be honored for charity work

Jennifer Hudson to be honored for charity work

PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Jennifer Hudson will be recognized for her work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, the organization she founded in 2008 following the murder of her seven-year-old nephew. Photo: Associated Press

Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson is to be handed the Favorite Humanitarian trophy at the upcoming People’s Choice Awards in recognition of the foundation she launched in honor of her slain nephew.

The “Dreamgirls” star will be presented with the special accolade at the annual awards on Wednesday.

Hudson will be recognized for her work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, the organization she founded in 2008 following the murder of her seven-year-old nephew. The foundation works to foster stability and productive experiences for children so they can be positive influences on their communities.

Hudson shares her gratitude for the award in a statement that reads: “Thank you for honoring me with the Favorite Humanitarian Award. My sister Julia and I were raised with the belief that helping others was always very important.

“This spotlight will provide us with the opportunity to share all the amazing work being done by the Julian D. King Gift Foundation for children in the city of Chicago and around the United States.”

As well as the trophy, Hudson will receive a $100,000 donation to her foundation.

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