Changing the World. One Child at a Time.
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Where Your Donation Is Going

Because the Fuente and Newman families underwrite all of the administrative costs of the charity,  when a donation is made – 100% of that donation goes to fund the mission of the project.

Your generosity is important and shouldn’t be taken for granted. Every cent of every dollar donated to the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation goes to our cause, delivering consistent improvement upon the lives of families in the Dominican Republic.

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The community, students and faculty are provided a fun and safe environment. Enjoy our gallery of photos!

Changing the World – One Child at a Time

Community Development

Before the Complex, Bonao was one of the most violent regions in the entire country. With generations of residents struggling through extreme poverty, the people of these 16 communities resented [...]

Healthcare

In 2006, the Cigar Family Health Center was opened to deliver a wide array of services, including obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, laboratory testing, dentistry, vaccinations, pharmacy, [...]

Education

Receiving an education in a developing country is a privilege most children do not receive, especially in areas like Bonao where the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation is located. Lack of [...]

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Toast Across America Events

The Toast Across America, which first debuted in 2003, provides a unique opportunity for cigar retailers, customers and employees nationwide to unite for one cause while enjoying specially made cigars. Held each fall, it is the largest fundraiser for the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, using special cigar packs to raise money for children and families living in the cigar producing region of the Dominican Republic.

Each year’s Toast Pack is a unique blend made exclusively for the Toast Across America and is only available at select retailers, in limited quantities. The 2014 Toast Pack includes one Fuente Fuente Opus X and one Diamond Crown Julius Caeser rolled in a torpedo shape with a square foot.

Cigar Family Charitable Foundation – Timeline

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The Cigar Family Charitable Foundation (CFCF) began in

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The Cigar Family Charitable Foundation has grown into a 23 Acre complex

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The Foundation provides free education to more than 450 students

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Our Health Center serves an average of 713 people per month

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Over 4,500 clean water filters have been provided to the local community

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Previously one of the most violent regions in the Dominican, Banoa's 16 communities have drastically reduced animosity

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92% of CFCF graduating students enrolled in the university of their choice

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The CFCF Students are Spelling Bee Champions 4 years running

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CFCF Students have had the highest grade point averages in regional graduating classes 4 years in a row

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Student Spotlight

  • “There are no words to describe how my life has changed. The project changed my life, that of my family and of many communities."

    Jilmy Ruiz
    Jilmy RuizFormer Student
  • “I’ll volunteer my time, helping other children to realize their dreams as I am."

    Rossy Lebron
    Rossy LebronFormer Student
  • “I am very grateful to God and all the founders of Cigar Family. Your effort is not in vain."

    Nelson Suarez
    Nelson SuarezFormer Student

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