Combs Saves Hometown Charity

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October 12, 2011 | 11:25am EST

Rap mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has saved a charity in his native New York neighborhood from closure by handing over a sizeable donation.
The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem, New York, gives help and guidance to young people in the local community, but the organization faced a shutdown due to state budget cuts.

Combs, who grew up in Harlem, stepped in and made a generous contribution which will now keep the charity running for the foreseeable future.

Willie C. Bentley, Jr., board member and resource development chair of The Boys and Girls Club, tells, “Mr. Combs’ contribution comes at a time when we were (sic) faced with the possibility of eliminating existing programs and/or club sites.

“One hundred per cent 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.”