Charities We Support

Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe through various events including HabanaPalooza, support or have supported in the past, the following charitable organizations. This list is a fraction of the organizations that we have supported over the years. We are proud to be able to give back to the community that has given so much to us. Thank you for helping us help others.

  • Adaptive Sports Foundation – The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) is a non-profit organization that provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community.
  • Aids Council – The AIDS Council is a not-for-profit human service agency whose mission is to reduce the risk, fear, and incidence of HIV infection, encourage the independence of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, and promote understanding of their needs.
  • Arthritis Foundation – The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. The Arthritis Foundation offers information and tools to help people live a better life with arthritis.  Whether it’s advice from medical experts to specialized arthritis self-management or exercise classes, the Arthritis Foundation has your solution.
  • Best Buddies – Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
  • Blessing in a Backpack – Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary schoolchildren who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat foods, like granola bars, juice boxes, mac and cheese, and oatmeal.
  • Center For Disability Services – For more than 65 years, the Center for Disability Services has been the place to turn to for innovative services and expert care for individuals with disabilities and chronic medical conditions in the Capital Region.
  • Epilepsy Foundation – The Epilepsy Foundation of America® is the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the almost 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure. In addition to programs conducted at the national level, epilepsy clients throughout the United States are served by more than 50 Epilepsy Foundation affiliates around the country.
  • Living Resources – In the region served by Living Resources, it is estimated that only 40% of individuals with developmental disabilities are receiving adequate services. We are striving to support families and reduce the unmet need. We provide a wide range of services – over 1,200 every day – to individuals challenged by a variety of developmental disabilities including mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, neurological impairment, and traumatic brain injury.
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association – MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.
  • Project Link – PROJECT LINK is a not-for-profit organization established in 2005 by parents and educators to provide opportunities for training the educational community in both the service provision and understanding of children with severe developmental delays in language.
  • Regional Food Bank – The Regional Food Bank has been helping to feed the poor and hungry in our communities since 1982. It is the only organization of its kind in northeastern New York. The Food Bank collects large donations of food from the food industry and distributes it to charitable agencies serving hungry and disadvantaged people in 23 counties. From Plattsburgh to Newburgh, in urban, rural, and suburban communities, the Food Bank provides over 25 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 agencies.
  • Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce – The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce is the principal business, civic and economic development agency for the Rensselaer Gateway communities. Founded in 1900, the Chamber represents more than 1,200 diverse businesses and community organizations employing nearly 47,000 professionals. The Chamber serves all its members — from sole proprietors to corporations with thousands of people — with programs and services designed to inform, educate and assist them in reaching their full business potential.
  • Rensselaer County Community Hospice – The Community Hospice provides expert care to those who are very ill with any disease, plus we offer help and support for their families. We show patients and their loved ones how to focus on the things that matter most, and we encourage them to set goals and embrace life.
  • Ronald McDonald House – We provide families stability and resources so they can keep their child healthy and happy.Whether those problems involve how to stay near and support a hospitalized child, how to afford staying together in another city while a child is undergoing treatment, or even getting basic medical and dental care in a vulnerable community.
  • St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation – Since its inception, St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation has been blessed with the support of thousands of generous donors—more than 5,000 per year, who have provided more than $60 million in charitable gifts during the past 33 years.
  • Senior Services – Senior Services is the most comprehensive non-profit agency serving older adults and their loved ones in Washington State. Established in 1967, we promote positive aging for thousands of seniors and their families each year through our integrated system of quality programs and senior centers. More than 2,800 volunteers, together with 250 employees, make our work possible and efficient.
  • Todd Slingerlands Foundation