Thanks to a sizable donation by Sean "Diddy" Combs, the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem in New York City will be able to remain open during financial hardships. When Combs learned that his hometown's organization was on the verge of shutting down due to a lack of federal, state, and private funding, he swooped in with his full wallet to help.
"Mr. Combs' contribution comes at a time when we were faced with the possibiiity of eliminating existing programs and/or club sites," says Willie C. Bentley, Jr., board member and resource development chair of The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem. "One hundred percent of Mr. Combs' contribution will go directly to the young people, and provide educational, recreational and social enrichment programs programs allowing us to move forward as a club, uninterrupted."
The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem has four locations throughout the neighborhood and provides mentorship and guidance for the community's youth.