Diddy Raises $250 G's, Honduran Sweatshop Claim Denied

Sean "P.Diddy"

Combs spent over 16 hours on New York's Hot 97 for a radio telethon aimed at raising

money for children's charities.

The mogul's efforts

raised more than $250,000 for his "Diddy Runs The City" campaign,

in which Diddy will run the 27 mile 2003 ING New York City Marathon.

"I feel blessed

that companies and individuals alike have come out to support me in my efforts,"

Diddy said. "I was especially thrilled that the people of New York came

out in full force to pledge for the radio telethon."

Diddy's goal is

to raise at least one million dollars for charities dedicated to improving the

lives of children. Proceed's will benefit Daddy's House Social Programs, the

public schools of New York City and the Children's Hope Foundation.

"By supporting

me, [people who donate] are supporting all the children of New York and I hope

they continue to do so in their own individual ways -- whether that means donating

their money or their time -- well after this initiative is over."

Diddy has set up

a hotline, 877-RUN-DIDDY, for people who wish to donate to the fundraising effort.

A website, http://www.diddyrunsthecity.com also has information on how to donate.

In related news,

an inspection of a Honduran factory where Diddy's Sean John is produced did

not produce the violations that were reported.

The country's Labor

Minister, German Leitzelar, led a team on a six hour inspection of the Southeast

Textile factory in Choloma.

Officials said

the accusations were aimed at damaging a free trade agreement the Honduran government

is negotiating with the United States, Nicaragua and Panama.

No complaints relating

to the allegations were ever filed with the Honduran Labor Ministry. Representatives

for the factory said the employee who spoke out, was being used by Honduran

and U.S. labor unions opposed to the free trade negotiations.