A Legacy of Compassion: The Story of Regina Cigars

A Legacy of Compassion: The Story of Regina Cigars

In January 2015, Pete Bond founded Regina Cigars with a vision that transcended the creation of quality cigars. Inspired during a Christmas spent with family, Bond reflected on the blessings in his life and the stark contrast of those who lacked such opportunities. This moment of gratitude sparked the inception of Regina Cigars, a brand dedicated not only to the art of cigar making but also to a profound philanthropic mission.

Bond’s commitment to giving back is at the core of Regina Cigars. Recognizing the need to support the communities that produce the cherished tobacco, Bond decided that a portion of the proceeds from Regina Cigars would be donated to the Farm of the Child, a faith-based orphanage in Trujillo, Honduras. This organization is committed to caring for needy children and fostering a productive society grounded in Christian values. Since its inception, Regina Cigars has donated over $50,000 to support Farm of the Child and other faith-based initiatives.

The mission of Regina Cigars is twofold: to provide cigar enthusiasts with meticulously crafted cigars using exquisite blends from around the world and to raise awareness and financial support for orphans in cigar-producing countries. The cigars are lovingly hand-rolled in factories in Honduras, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and Miami, from well-loved manufacturers like Eiroa, ensuring a premium smoking experience with every purchase.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitment of Regina Cigars to philanthropy was further demonstrated. Proceeds were redirected to support local food banks through Jerry’s Cigar, Bond’s brick-and-mortar shop. This shop, which holds a special place in Bond’s heart, has been a part of his life since 1995. When Jerry’s Cigar was at risk of closing, Bond purchased it to preserve its nostalgic charm and to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. He expanded the shop’s offerings to include wine and beer, a move that proved successful and led to the opening of a second location.

Jerry’s Cigar, with its rich history and expanded product line, continues to be a place where customers can enjoy a sense of community and nostalgia. Through this shop and Regina Cigars, Bond has created a business model that beautifully blends quality craftsmanship with a heartfelt mission to give back.

Regina Cigars offers a diverse selection of cigars, each one a testament to the skill and dedication of the artisans who craft them. From the robust flavors of Nicaraguan tobacco to the smooth elegance of Dominican blends, there is a cigar to suit every palate. Each purchase not only provides a moment of enjoyment for the smoker but also contributes to a greater cause, helping to support children in need in the regions that supply the tobacco.

For those looking to support this noble cause, donations to Farm of the Child can be made directly through their website. Additionally, Regina Cigars can be purchased at Jerry’s Cigar or online, ensuring that every cigar enthusiast has the opportunity to contribute to this mission of compassion.

In a world where luxury and philanthropy often seem at odds, Regina Cigars stands as a shining example of how business can be a force for good. By choosing Regina Cigars, customers are not only indulging in a superior smoking experience but also joining a community dedicated to making a difference. Together, we can continue to support the children of Trujillo, one finely crafted cigar at a time.

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John Cardenas

I’m John Cardenas, also known as Johnny Havana in the cigar industry. What I love about being involved with Cigar Public is that I have the opportunity to learn and share the stories of those in the cigar industry. I’ve formed lifelong relationships over a cigar and conversations. I’m committed to providing honest reviews of cigars and sharing my experiences with you.