Diddy Saves Harlem Boys & Girls Club With Large Donation

By Allen Starbury  |  10/11/2011

DiddyHip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs may be making a boatload of money, especially through his Ciroc Vodka partnership, but he also finds time to give back to organizations he believes in.

Most recently, he helped the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem with a large contribution that essentially saved the club.

"Mr. Combs' contribution comes at a time when we were faced with the possibility of eliminating existing programs and/or club sites," Willie C. Bentley, Jr. Board Member and Resource Development Chair, said in a statement. "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."

The amount Diddy donated was unknown at press time.

The Boys & Girls Club is an organization dedicated to youth development, by providing access and opportunities for young people in their community regardless of economic, social and family circumstances.

Diddy's donation will significantly impact the organization's operations budget, which has been under tremendous pressure due to enormous shifts in federal, state and private funding.

The Harlem club is part of a nationwide affiliation of local, autonomous organizations working to help young people of all backgrounds develop the qualities they need to become responsible citizens and leaders.

Diddy grew up in Harlem, so helping the community is something he tries to do regularly. Over the years, he has continued to lend his support and has remained an active member of the community.