Oliva has created a special version of its popular Serie V Melanio blend to benefit its charity, the Oliva Helping Hands Foundation.

The Oliva Limited Edition Helping Hands Foundation Corona is a 6 x 46 grand corona that uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over an Ecuadorian habano binder and fillers from Nicaragua. Oliva says the wrapper is a “light Sumatra,” which means it should be lighter in appearance than the regular Serie V Melanio.

The cigars are sold in special six-count boxes that have an MSRP of $75, which equates to $12.50 per cigar. While described as a “limited edition,” Oliva has yet to determine the number of cigars it will be releasing.

Proceeds from the sales will benefit the Oliva Helping Hands Foundation, which the company launched in 2011 to help children in Nicaragua. Oliva is currently supporting existing schools, but it hopes to open a new school of its own, the Oliva Escuela Elemental, in 2024.

The Oliva Limited Edition Helping Hands Foundation Corona will debut next week at an event at Casa de Montecristo in Boca Raton, Fla.

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