Jennifer Hudson Hosting LUCKY SHOPS Event to Benefit Her Charity

Jennifer Hudson blows a kiss to her fans.

Jennifer Hudson has become a hugely successful singer and actress – not to mention a happy fiancee to David Otunga and a proud mom to David Jr. But her life has also been scarred by unspeakable tragedy: Her mother, brother and nephew were murdered four years ago by her former brother-in-law. (The killer, William Balfour, is serving three life sentences.)

Since then, Hudson has been working to honor her family’s memory by helping others. Most notably, she founded the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, named for her 7-year-old nephew. The organization sponsors efforts to “support and encourage the positive development of children.”

Showing its support for the performer and her cause, Lucky magazine is pleased to announce that Hudson will be hosting this year’s VIP charity night at their annual LUCKY SHOPS event. The three-day shopping event takes place November 1-3 in New York.

A portion of ticket and merchandise sales will go to Hudson’s charity.

Of the hosting honor, Hudson made this statement: “As a woman, I love getting to dress up and try new trends, which is why I’m thrilled to work with LUCKY SHOPS. It’s the ultimate shopping experience which brings the pages of Lucky to life. My sister Julia and I are honored that they’ve chosen to work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, which we started in memory of my beloved nephew.”

LUCKY SHOPS offers a wide variety of fashions, jewelry, bags, shoes and other items by top-name and emerging designers, all carefully chosen by the magazine’s staff and available at up to a 70 percent discount off retail. The event also features music, refreshments, giveaways and more. Hudson will appear at the opening VIP Shopping Party on the night of the 1st.

The shopping extravaganza takes place at 82 Mercer Street in New York. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Shopping is fun – but shopping for a cause that helps kids is even better!

[Photo: PacificCoastNews]

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