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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tobacconist Philanthropy: Cigar Box Charity

The nature of our business presents a unique charitable opportunity; that is, Cigar Boxes. People love cigar boxes! And Tobacconists usually have plenty of them. Unlike a restaurant which has no use for left over food, empty cigar boxes actually have value*. In my stores we sell the boxes for $3 and give the money to a no-kill animal shelter – Last Chance Ranch**. In addition, we give away boxes to children and teachers for projects and hobbies. But, hands down, my favorite Cigar Box charity is the animals. Just last week the shelter received two dogs from a woman who had lost her job, was living in her car, and could no longer take care of her pets. I can’t imagine how difficult her life must be, but I know she found comfort in knowing her pets would be well taken care of.
So, Tobacconist University wants to know….
Let us know as we are developing Service College content on Tobacconist Philanthropy – we estimate that Tobacconists give more to military service men and women than any other retailer group – not to mention schools, churches, arts organizations, etc… And, every Tobacconist gets a steady stream of people requesting product and money contributions… so there is a big story to tell about Tobacconists and charity.
**The Last Chance Ranch saves horses, pigs, chickens, geese, goats, mules, donkeys, sheep, dogs, and cats; actually, they will save any animal, rehabilitate it, and find it a happy home.
* Cigar Box Value: cigar boxes are also useful as gift packaging and for custom samplers.

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