Sean 'Diddy' Combs attends the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz for the WBC welterweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 17, 2011 in Las Vegas

*Rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has reached into his own pocket to save The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem, New York, which under threat of a shutdown due to state budget cuts.

Diddy, who grew up in Harlem, stepped in and made a generous contribution which will now keep the charity running for the foreseeable future.

Willie C. Bentley, Jr., board member and resource development chair of The Boys and Girls Club, tells Allhiphop.com, “Mr. Combs’ contribution comes at a time when we were faced with the possibility of eliminating existing programs and/or club sites.

“One hundred per cent 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.”