The Autism Society of the Emerald Coast, a part of the Autism Society of America, were the June recipients of the Costa family McDonald’s McCafe with a Cause program.

This initiative was designed and developed by Costa Enterprises, owners of twenty-one McDonalds in Northwest Florida. At all their McDonald’s restaurants, 50% of the McCafe coffee proceeds every Monday during the month resulted in a $1,500 donation to the Autism Society.

The Autism Society supports individuals with autism and their families through numerous opportunities that are funded by donations and grants. 

As well, the non-profit organization offers specialized training programs to area first responders and teachers to familiarize them with how to best work with those with autism.

For more information about this non-profit organization, visit

“On every Monday throughout the year, customers can purchase any size McCafe coffee, hot or iced, of our 100% Arabica Bean fresh-brewed coffee, and 50% of these proceeds will benefit a charity each month in Northwest Florida,” David Costa, Sr., CEO of Costa Enterprises, said.

The July program benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Florida, and August will benefit the Taylor Haugen Foundation.

For more information on the McCafe with a Cause program, visit