Cigars for Good: Lighting Up for Charity
What is more satisfying than lighting up your favorite cigar? How about enjoying your favorite smoke while knowing you’re contributing to a good cause. We cigar aficionados are an altruistic bunch and many top cigar brands contribute portions of sales proceeds to non-profit organizations. Find out if your favorite stogie is one you can smoke in good conscience.
The Cigar Family Charitable Foundation
In 2001, the Fuente and Newman families started the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. The non-profit organization aims to improve the quality of life for those living in cigar-producing rural and urban regions in the Dominican Republic through education, health care, water purification, and empowerment. They have raised millions of dollars allowing them to build two schools, a health clinic, and a recreational facility among many other things. All donations that are made to CFCF go directly to the children and their families.
Every year the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation hosts the Toast Across America. The Fuente and Newman families release a special edition cigar- one Fuente Fuente Opus X Figurado and one Diamond Crown Julius Caeser Figurado- in a commemorative cigar box for this unique fundraiser.
Cigars for Troops
Many Altadis USA cigars, including Montecirsto, H. Upmann, and Romeo y Julieta, participate in Operation Support Our Troops. When you purchase a Cigar for Troops 4-pack of cigars, you pay for three cigars, get a fourth cigar for free, and Altadis sends a fifth cigar to our troops overseas.
The Montecristo Relief Organization
When you purchase the Montecristo Operation Hope Sampler you not only get five premium Montecristo cigars and a triple-torch lighter, but you are also helping support a great cause. Proceeds from the Montecristo Operation Hope Sampler go to the Montecristo Relief Organization which helps provide relief for natural disasters. The Montecristo Relief Organization has raised millions of dollars for victims of natural disasters both in the United States and abroad, including those affected by Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti.
The Montecristo Operation Hope Sampler contains a Montecristo Reserva Negra Toro, Montecristo White Label Toro, Montecristo Classic Toro, Montecristo 75th Aniversario No. 2, and a Montecristo 75th Aniversario Edmundo.
Your favorite cigars are that much tastier when you know it is for a good cause!