Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Diddy Saves Boys and Girls Club of Harlem

According to a press release, "The Boys & Girls Club of Harlem, an organization dedicated to youth development by providing access and opportunities for young people in their community regardless of economic, social and family circumstances, today announced a remarkable contribution from business magnate Sean Combs, founder of the entertainment conglomerate Bad Boy Entertainment Worldwide."

The Club was facing major financial set backs due to a decrease in funds from federal, state, and private funding.

"Mr. Combs' contribution comes at a time when we were faced with the possibility of eliminating existing programs and/or club sites. 100% of Mr. Combs' contribution will go directly to the young people, and provide educational, recreational and social enrichment programs allowing us to move forward as a club, uninterrupted." said Willie C. Bentley, Jr. Board Member and Resource Development Chair. 

Diddy, who grew up in Harlem, was recently in the news for being one the closest men to hit the billionaires list. Well done!

Source: http://www.essence.com/2011/10/12/diddy-saves-boys-and-girls-club-of-harlem/

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