Jennifer Hudson to give away backpacks in nephew's honor

In this Oct. 6, 2008 file photo, cast member Jennifer Hudson poses at the premiere of the film "The Secret Life of Bees" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

August 13, 2012 12:00:52 PM PDT
Singer Jennifer Hudson and her family plan to hand out free school supplies to 5,000 inner city students Tuesday.

The second annual Julian D. King Hatch Day Celebration takes place at The Salvation Army's Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center at 1250 West 119th Street,, at 10 a.m. until supplies run out.

The event honors Hudson's nephew Julian, who -- along with Hudson's mother and brother -- was killed in 2008. Julian would have turned 11 on Tuesday.

Hatch Day was an idea Julian came up with, according to a release from the Julian D. King Gift Foundation. The event is to help "hatch" the dreams of school-aged children.

Pre K- 12 th grade students should bring their school supply list and a school-issued ID, medical insurance card or report card from 2011-2012. Parents/custodial caregivers also need to bring ID.