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Actor and director Tyler Perry has donated to a shelter for homeless youth in Atlanta.

Perry made a donation of $100,000 to Covenant House in Georgia to aid in renovation costs and also handed over a new 15-seat van to the organization.

“God bless Mr. Perry for this incredible gift to our kids,” said Covenant House president Kevin Ryan. “The van will be used to rescue young people from the hopelessness of the street. His generous donation will provide immediate help to kids in crisis as well as the long-term support that will transform their lives.”

Covenant House is the largest privately-funded agency in the Americas providing shelter and other services to homeless, runaway and throwaway youth. Established in New York City in 1972, Covenant House has facilities in 21 cities throughout the United States, Canada, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua. Covenant House also operates 24-hour crisis hotlines in the United States and Mexico.

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