Diddy Saves Harlem Boys & Girls Club With Donation

Diddy poses as he hits Rain nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on September 17, 2011 Diddy poses as he hits Rain nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on September 17, 2011

The Boys & Girls Club of Harlem announced on Tuesday that business magnate and entertainer Sean Combs, better known as Diddy, made a sizeable contribution to their organization, allowing the program to keep its doors open.

“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,” Boys & Girls Club board member Willie C. Bentley, Jr. said in a statement to Access Hollywood on Wednesday.

The generous donation – which Access has learned was more than $50,000 — by Diddy, who is a Harlem native, will be applied toward the organization’s operation budget, which “has been under tremendous pressure due to enormous shifts in federal, state and private funding,” according to a press release from the organization.

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