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Cigar Obsession Charity Contest (Sticky Post)

by Bryan Glynn, December 22, 2012

ipw0124I wanted to do something cool for the holidays this year but not the usual. I already give out more cigars than probably every other site combined, so I wanted to help someone new. This year I want to do a charity donation in the name of one of you! The rules are simple, I will match the number of entries by the end of the year on this post with a 1:1 dollar match. So if we get 100 entries I give $100, 250 entries $250 and so on. It will be in the winner’s name to the charity of their choice. I will draw a random winner on Jan 1st, to give everyone a chance. To enter you just need to comment below with what charity you would like to contribute to if you win. And please, SPEND MY MONEY. Hit the share buttons below and spread the word, I would love to write the biggest check possible! And hey – if any manufacturers/retailers want to go in on this with me, please click contact above. I would love to do multiple winners!

  • Brian

    sign me up

    • http://www.cigarobsession.com Bryan Glynn

      Gotta leave a Charity name man – thanks!

      • Brian

        oops haha. How about tenth life. Tenth Life focuses its attention on the felines with severe medical conditions, conditions that would normally make it impossible for other shelters or rescues to afford the cats’ care.

        Instead of being euthanized, these ill and injured cats are saved and placed in foster homes until they can be adopted. Eventually, the organization wishes to build a shelter for all of their rescued felines that’s cage-free where they can lay around under like the pampered pets they deserve to be.

  • JJO

    I would like to contribute to Northwest Harvest which distributes food to food banks, meal programs, and in-need schools in Washington state. Thanks for your generosity, Bryan, and for thinking beyond the scope of the cigar community. Whoever wins, we can all be thankful to have someone like you out there.

  • JoeMeatJr

    My charity is the Cooper Foundation of Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ. Donations help keep Cooper Hospital on the cutting edge of technology. They took great and compassionate care of my brother before he passed away.

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    • Sir_Snoopy

      Can I change my charity? Also I’m guessing that multiple people can duplicate theirs, correct?

      • http://www.cigarobsession.com Bryan Glynn

        Of course!

  • http://www.thebike.com goldendd

    Tweeted it…How about the Salvation Army. Thanks Bryan!

  • ARM

    The charity I would love to see the money go to is The Wounded Warrior Project. This organization works to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women.

  • Anthony Krese

    Guide Dogs of America

  • new2sticks

    National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Thank you for this great idea Bryan.

  • http://timothyfusco.blogspot.com/ TimFusco

    Great idea! Mine is the Nashville Rescue Mission.

  • j37silva

    What a great and generous idea. I would donate to the Connecticut school shooting victims charity. Have a merry xmas Bryan

  • Griff

    Thanks for your generosity Bryan. I think my choice would have to be the Make-A-Wish foundation. Have a great Christmas and new year.

  • Rick

    This is very generous of you Bryan. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. These young innocent children deserve the best care and all the help we can give them. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

  • Polish_Infidel

    I nominate Ronald McDonald House…very nice idea. Happy Holidays all!

  • Jakob

    The American Diabetes Association.

    Thanks for having such a big heart, Bryan.

  • ghoudy

    Great idea Bryan and thanks for the thought! My charity is The Backstoppers. backstoppers.org

  • geekfish

    Autism society of america

  • Jerry Haltzer

    Awesome idea, great work! My charity is the Red Cross.

  • sdh3237

    Great contest.Thanks Bryan. I choose the American Red Cross.

  • walshy

    Hey Bryan, Great idea. I would like to donate to the Alzheimers assoc of the Delaware Valley chapter. My father is currently suffering through this horrible disease. I liked it on Facebook.

  • Christopher

    The food bank in your community, Bryan.

    Merry Christmas!

  • shonky2112

    Great idea. Stanford Youth Solutions – youthsolutions.org

  • AngSolo

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center mskcc.org Great Idea Happy Holidays To All

  • eric.hanson

    Bryan thanks for doing this. The charity I would like to have the money donated to is ELCA world hunger. Sadly 30,000 people around the world die from hunger every single day. The ELCA world hunger is one of the best charities at helping to end this because nearly every single cent donated goes directly to getting food and water to those in need, and hardly any of it goes to make the CEOs and CFOs of the organization richer. I highly recommend everyone consider donating to this charity even if you’re not a Christian because of the wonderful work they do. Happy Holidays every one.

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  • mbuckwash

    St. Jude’s Children’s hospital!

  • kprichardson7

    Great Idea Bryan! I would choose the Make-A-Wish foundation. Merry Christmas!

  • Wilson

    International Justice Mission.

    IJM is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.

  • deford

    How about the American Police and Sheriffs Association Bryan…they do great work for those who protect us.

  • Preset21

    Good idea Brian. Very good. Thanks.

    Leader Dogs for the Blind
    1039 S. Rochester Rd.
    Rochester Hills, MI 48307

  • DavidKIT

    My charity choice is BackStoppers.

  • Dale

    I would choose…

    Camp Patriot

    They help disabled veterans to learn to overcome their disabilities and get back to outdoor adventures.

  • chief791

    This is a great idea. God bless you Bryan. I would like the money to go to the HSRF (Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund) at sandy relief.org. I live in NY and my town was very lucky. There are still people in lower NY, Long Island, NJ and CT that have lost everything. Some have lost their homes and all their personal things. There is still a long road ahead for these people.

  • joelala

    The Danny Did Foundation, a local charity that is doing a lot of great things for children with epilepsy.

  • JohnG

    Bryan, this is a wonderful thing you are doing. Happy Holidays. Ronald McDonald House Charities.

  • jw1983

    Merry Christmas, Bryan! My charity would be Unicef.

  • phaedron

    Wonderful generosity Bryan. I’d choose Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Dane COunty, WI. (http://www.danecountycasa.org/)

  • Rob

    Very thoughtful and a good tax break…win win!

    Wounded Warrior Project

  • tedski

    Merry Christmas Bryan. Very generous of you and very much in the spirit of the season.

    I nominate the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

  • jon.crappel

    Awesome idea, Bryan!


  • smokethis

    Nice idea Bryan
    A Merry Christmas to all.


  • DDDyyy

    Exxxxxxxxxxcellent idea, sir! Gonna Tweet this right now.
    Alliance for Women and Children of Abilene, TX. http://allianceforwomenandchildren.org/contact.html

  • donkaspersky

    Charity Water from charitywater.org


  • Jbenoit9

    Brian, EnergyCare of St. Louis helps heat homes of poor and elderly. Great idea and thank you.

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  • mannydragon

    I would like it to go to the UNICEF, they are so good about spreading the money to many places that need it. I love this ideal that you have hear. Way to pay it forward!!!!

  • bryan122

    Please donate to the world wildlife fund. Thank you and merry Christmas!


  • HappyTaro

    Second Harvest Food Bank

  • Pokesfan

    How about Saint Judes. I usually donate each year. I believe it to be worth while…

  • guarnacciad

    I’d like to vote for saint judes as well the work they do is amazing and meaningful. Not that any other charity work isn’t

  • http://www.bulldogcigars.com Rich

    I would like to see the money go to the American Diabetes Association. My daughter has had this disease since she was 16…it almost killed her. Would love to see a cure or a way of not having to pierce the skin to treat this…

  • Duncan

    Great program idea!

    Latah Alliance for the Mentally Ill

    That’s what I’d select.

  • kahoona

    Great Idea, I would like to see the Rhode Island Food Bank receive the money.

  • puffrey

    Liked on Facebook.

    I would like to see it go to Must Ministries of Canton, Ga.

  • Anarky

    Awesome idea! I’d say the NRA! or Wounded Warriors Project…

  • PaulG

    Scholarship America

  • cigarhobby85

    My vote is for the humane society. Save some puppies!

  • MMolter

    This is a beautiful idea, and I really respect you for doing it.
    Looking at the comments above, there are many deserving charities, and one way or another, your actions are going to benefit some people in need, and that’s really cool.
    My submission is that it would be really cool to donate to the International Justice Mission.
    If you are unfamiliar with them, their website is http://www.IJM.org, and in short, they are an international organization that fights for human rights.
    They regularly break up child slavery rings, sexual slavery rings, then create halfway homes to reintegrate the victims into society, and also they have lawyers well versed in the languages of many many countries across the world who fight for those who can’t protect themselves.
    Whether or not you choose this charity as the winner of this contest, I highly recommend that you and anyone who reads this check them out, and find a way to support them, either financially or by spreading the word about what they do.
    They are one organization that is truly making a difference in this world.

    • Wilson

      IJM is fantastic. Friends of mine have been on trips with them and helped to build a safe house for little girls rescued from the brothels of the Philippines. It’s a horrific reality in that part of the world and IJM folks put themselves in GREAT danger to rescue these very young girls.

  • halfway

    Cool contest, Jimmy Fund please

  • PapaLad

    I’d like to see the donation go to The Wounded Warrior Project.

  • Gaminghalb

    Sacramento County Animal Shelter

  • http://laterdude.com webmost

    Make a Wish

  • BenFig33

    Thanks Bryan. The name of my charity is The Cove.

  • SC_Clambo

    Just signed on Bryan and am very impressed with your reviews. Even more so with your generosity! My choice is.

  • kylesorley

    Hi there Brian. For me it’s got to be Help For Heroes. Just for the outstanding contribution they have made to service personnel. Cheers

  • emeagle99

    Autism Speaks

  • Neal

    Hey Bryan, it’s very cool that you are doing this, and in such an innovative way as well! I would like the money to go to The United Way. Keep up the charity work. Good luck with getting manufacturers on board, you can really start something big here. Happy New Year :)

  • Joe G

    International Justice Mission – IJM.org

  • ljarvis524

    Wounded Warrior Project

  • mufdvr6976

    I would donate to TMC NEONATAL UNIT for saving MANY BABIES LIVES, including my boy who weighed 1 lb, 4oz!!now hes a healthy 5 year old!!

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