It’s not everyday that we get to report on a huge contribution by a celebrity, especially one that saves an entire organization but that’s exactly what happened this week when Sean “Diddy” Combs made a sizeable donation to save the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem.
The Harlem branch was set to be ousted due to cuts in state budgets and personal donations until Diddy stepped in and saved the local area branch of the nationwide organization.
Speaking to AllHipHop.com Willie C. Bentley, Jr., Board Member and Resource Development Chair of The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem said of Comb’s donation:
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.
If you’re unfamiliar with the organization the Boys & Girls Club provides children with a safe place to gather after school and during days off, ensuring that those children don’t roam the streets or get left home alone.
His music label might be called “Bad Boy Entertainment” but he’s pretty much the exact opposite of a “bad boy” these days.
Are you surprised by Diddy’s sizeable donation?