BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF HARLEM ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO RELIEF FUND
“Diddy saves the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem”
October 11, 2011 (New York, N.Y.) 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 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.
“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.” Willie C. Bentley, Jr. Board Member and Resource Development Chair.
The Boys & Girls Club of Harlem 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.
A hometown hero, Sean Combs grew up in Harlem and credits the historically artistic community for influencing his musical auteur. Over the years, he has continued to lend his support and has remained an active member of the community.