CHICAGO SINGER AND ACTRESS Jennifer Hudson poses with a young fan during a toy donation drive in Chicago on Dec. 20. Hudson and her sister Julia passed out the collected toys to kids in need on Christmas Eve at the Salvation Army’s Ray & Joan Kroc Center on the city’s South Side. (Photo by J. Coyden Palmer)
Hudson Sisters bring holiday cheer
By J. Coyden Palmer
Chicago native and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, along with sister, Julia teamed up with WGN television to donate Christmas toys to disadvantaged children this week. The toys were given out to kids at the Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Center on the city’s South Side Christmas eve. This is the fourth year for the event, which is a part of the Julian D. King Foundation, named after Julia Hudson’s son, who was murdered by her ex-husband in 2008.