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Another Milestone Crossed in CFCF Fundraiser – $26,710 to Date

April 16, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco



Smokin Tabacco is proud to announce the third annual Smokin Tabacco Cigar Family Charitable Foundation fundraiser raffle has crossed a milestone. This morning, after another anonymous $10,000 donation, the CFCF fundraiser reached a total of $26,710, passing the $25,500 that they raised in 2022 BEFORE having the final amount matched by Carlos Fuente Jr. through the Fuente Family Foundation which is an entity separate from CFCF. A similar instance happened last year when after raising $10,000, they immediately saw a jump to $20,000 through a very generous single donation of $10,000. The goal this year was to raise $30,000 and so far, it seems that they are well on their way to passing that goal as well.

“I am so proud of everyone who has come to donate in one way or another. Between the raffle ticket donations and the prizes from the manufacturers…to see this industry come together in the way it has, to do this for such a deserving and happy people, who need this money more than any of us, to have a better and brighter future, there truly are no words. I know the Fuente and Newman families appreciate this so much as well as most of all, the children and their families who we met last year. This money goes such a long way.” Says Matt Tabacco, owner of Smokin Tabacco LLC.

There are only ten days left to donate. The final day is April 26th at 4PM EST. Some of the brands who have donated include the OpusX Society, La Flor Dominicana, Tatuaje, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, Drew Estate, Room 101, Red Meat Lovers Club, J.C. Newman, Arturo Fuente, Cigar-Coop, Hiram & Solomon, Rabbit Air, a box of TGS 2021 Opus X from Smoke Inn, ST Dupont, Selected Tobacco, United Cigars, Kristoff and more.

The website for the raffle can be found at or by texting SMKTAB to 855-202-2100. For questions about the fundraiser, email Matt at or call us at 978-886-1574.


The Cigar Family Charitable Foundation (CF-CF) began in 2001 when long time cigar industry business partners, the Fuente and Newman families, formalized the dream of improving people’s lives in the mountainous Bonao region of the Dominican Republic. By focusing on families, they hoped to give the children in this cigar producing region an opportunity for a better future.


Smokin Tabacco began as a simple social media page in September 2019. Since then, the name has become known as the place where cigar smokers can go to find the latest and most exciting news and information on what is happening in the cigar industry, be entertained by one of our amazing shows or for reviews on cigars and other products from the industry.

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