E.P. Carrillo Cigars raises $22,000 at the one month mark to Benefit Els for Autism Foundation®

E.P. Carrillo Cigars is excited to announce The Pledge98 campaign, benefitting Els for Autism, has earned nearly $22,000 since beginning December 15th, 2022. The campaign, which runs until January 31, 2023, was designed to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of people with autism, and those who care for them through lifetime services and collaborative partnerships.

In the spirit of the Pledge Prequel earning a 98 rating when it was selected as the Cigar of the Year in 2020, E.P. Carrillo will donate $.98 of every Pledge Prequel (5×50) sold until January 31, 2023 as part of the Carrillo Cares initiative. 

Lissette Perez-Carrillo, Co-Owner of E.P. Carrillo Cigar Company stated:

“It is humbling to see our consumers and retailers rally behind such a great cause. Help us finish this month strong by enjoying our highest rated cigar, knowing you’re making an impact when you do!”

The Pledge98 campaign is led by Skye McPhillips and is part of the Carrillo Cares initiative. E.P. Carrillo has expanded its involvement with Els for Autism as part of this initiative and will also explore other non-profit organizations in the future. 

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About Els for Autism

Els for Autism Foundation® was established in 2009 by Liezl Els, Ernie Els, and Marvin R. Shanken. The Els’ son, Ben, is impacted by autism spectrum disorder, which effects 1 in 44 children in the United States. The Foundation offers innovative, evidence-based programs for families and individuals across the life-span in six focus areas: Education, Research, Global Support, Recreation Services, Adult Services and Therapy Services. Els for Autism Foundation serves families around the world, and also offers in-person programs and services at The Els Center of Excellence® in Jupiter, Florida.

About E.P. Carrillo Cigars

E.P. Carrillo Cigars have always been about innovative and groundbreaking ideas. It is owned and operated by third and fourth generation of cigar makers, the Perez-Carrillo family. Today, each of the E.P. Carrillo lines have a unique and distinct set of characteristics in line with our shared vision: The Endless Pursuit Toward Perfection. The cigars themselves are each based on a greater concept which reflects an aspect of the family’s heritage in tobacco and the authentic pride with which each cigar is made.