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Posted October 12, 2011 by Global Vito in Charity
 
 

@IAmDiddy Saves the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF HARLEM ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO RELIEF FUND

“Diddy Saves the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem”

NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 11, 2011) — 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 oeuvre. Over the years, he has continued to lend his support and has remained an active member of the community.

For further information on the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem, please contact Willie C. Bentley, Jr. on (347) 498-3090.

ABOUT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF HARLEM:
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem is to provide access and opportunities for youth to reach their full potential as
responsible members of the community.

THEIR VISION: The Boys & Girls Club of Harlem will develop young minds, instill character, and foster leaders of tomorrow by
delivering relevant youth services in a positive environment. We will be a best-in-class organization by creating a culture of excellence
through a renewed commitment with the village of Harlem. We will work together with the community to realize our mission.

PR Contact for Sean “Diddy” Combs
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DKC
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