Cigars are one of the most requested items troops ask for when deployed overseas. One of the organizations that help fulfill this request is Cigars for Warriors, one of the only 501 (c) 3 charities that you can donate to that delivers premium, high quality cigars to our troops.
Since 2012, Cigars for Warriors mission has been sending cigars to troops that are deployed overseas in active military combat zones, or third world countries for over a year. This year, Cigars for Warriors is shooting to deliver it’s millionth cigar to the troops. But progress has significantly slowed due to the 2016 FDA ‘deeming regulations’ which stated that cigar manufacturers are no longer allowed to donate cigars to charities. Since that time, cigar donations have dropped approximately 80 percent. Corporate sponsors Boveda and Xikar are still allowed to donate, as they are not donating cigars, and consistently deliver humidification, cutting, and lighting products to corporate headquarters so they can be sent to the troops. Now more than ever, Cigars for Warriors needs your help hitting that million cigar milestone. So, how can you help?
There are multiple ways that Cigars for Warriors accepts donations. They accept premium, high quality cigars (no backwoods or swisher sweets or the like), humidification products, cutters, lighters, cigar related magazines, cigars cases, and cash to help cover shipping costs. These can be mailed directly to one of the main donation centers, or dropped off locally at a brick and mortar store that hosts a donation center.
More information can be found online at http://cigarsforwarriors.org/.