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Costa Enterprises McDonald’s Gifts Educators Free Coffee and Soft Drinks

Washington County News

HOLMES AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES – Costa Enterprises McDonald’s delivered Teacher Appreciation Cards to 78 local schools in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington Counties to show their gratitude for the area’s educators. This totaled 6,900 Teacher Appreciation Cards.

As a part of their Costa Cares mission, Costa Enterprises McDonald’s is committed to giving back to the various communities surrounding their stores. The Teacher Appreciation Cards are a small gesture to thank the teachers, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to serving their students day in and day out. The Costa team has hand delivered gift cards to all local high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools surrounding their 24 stores. Thousands of educators and teachers across Northwest Florida have received these cards at their local McDonald’s until the summer of 2021.

Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a flag flies at half staff on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in front of a McDonald's restaurant in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Mark Harper/USA TODAY Network]
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“We wanted to create something to show how much we value these outstanding professionals, especially during these unprecedented times” said David Costa Sr., CEO of Costa Enterprises McDonald’s. “Their jobs are some of the most important in our community, and they have had to take on enormous responsibility and precaution to teach our kids in the midst of a global pandemic. They are true heroes who deserve to be recognized.”

The Teacher Appreciation Card is valid for one complimentary small premium roast coffee or soft drink. Offer is valid for one drink per day until June 15, 2021 and can be used only at Costa McDonald’s locations, including Bluewater Bay, Niceville, all Navarre locations, Mossy Head, all Crestview locations, Marianna I-10, Marianna Lafayette, Cottondale, Bonifay, Chipley, DeFuniak Springs, Harrison, Long Beach, Long Beach Walmart, Surfside, Lynn Haven, Blountstown, Callaway Walmart, Port St. Joe, Pier Park, and 23rd Street in Panama City, Fla.

The Costa Cares program was established by Costa Enterprises McDonald’s with the mission to provide outstanding community service through various fundraising efforts such as supporting local schools, partnering with churches, involvement in international and national charities, and offering any help or services that the community may need. Costa Enterprises continues to give back to the community, including the most recent donation to build the new “McPlayroom” for the Ronald McDonald House Room located inside Pensacola’s Studer Children’s Hospital, and past programs such as McCafe With A Cause, a charitable program Costa created that donated a portion of coffee sales back to local organizations in need. To learn more about Costa Enterprises McDonald’s community efforts, visit https://costamcd.com.