Steve Zengel’s Beach House Cigars wanted to give back. Two retired police officers worked in the shop. We decided a worthy mission would be to offer significant financial assistance to family members of fallen officers. Initially, proceeds from the sale of Beach House Cigars’ Los Caidos cigar (a cigar honoring fallen officers) was to go to the family members.
What we discovered was that not everyone smokes cigars and many of those non-smokers still wanted to contribute to the cause. So, we established the Life a Ridetime, a New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation, currently applying for federal 501(c)(3) status. Instead of donating directly to families, Beach House Cigars will now donate a portion of the proceeds of Los Caidos sales to The Life of a Ridetime.
The non-profit corporation is so named because the founder, Steve Zengel, will be taking a cross-country ride on his Harley-Davidson to personally hand- deliver the money raised to the respective family members of the fallen officers.