Diddy saves the day. After learning that the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem was on the verge of shutting down due to lack of funding, Puff brought more than enough of his Benjamins to help keep the four locations alive. Board Member and Resource Development Chairman, Willie C. Bentley, Jr. says:
“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.”
UPDATE: Puff tells the NY Daily News:
Being from Harlem, I heard they needed help, and I wanted to help. This is something that I am proud to do.”There is usually a bigger issue to what kids are going through. Most kids want a way out. There are still more great things to come.