Oscar winning actress Jennifer Hudson has kept her late nephew Julian King’s memory alive by celebrating his life at the first Julian D. King Gift Foundation Hatch Day celebration at the De La Salle Institute in Chicago.

Along with her sister Julia (Julian’s mother), the “Where You At” singer wore t-shirts that read “Happy 10th Birthday Julian” as they handed out back to school supplies to children. Jennifer’s cute son David Daniel Otunga Jr. was also at the event, where over 2,000 Chicago elementary school students received school supplies and got to create their own custom backpacks.

Julian D. King was tragically murdered back in 2008 along with Jennifer & Julia Hudson’s brother and mother. Both ladies explained how Julian loved school and helping others.

“It feels good to give back to children as he was a child,” Julia said. “And also to help inspire your kids — that’s one of the things that helped me growing up to know that, ‘Wow if this is in my presence, then I can achieve and I can do it, too,’ and we want to send out that same message to the youth of today.”

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