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Drive-Thru Difference

YOU are the Drive-Thru Difference.

If you've ever wanted to make a difference in someone's day, this is the way to do it. It's simple too.

By actually being the Drive Thru Difference, you can easily brighten someones day, week, or who knows... you might even change their outlook on life.

Together we can impact our community in such a powerful way.

The concept is simple.

Print this note, then drive to the fast food or coffee place you like to visit... place your order... then, when you get to the drive thru window, kindly tell the cashier/window worker that you'd like to bless the person in the car behind you. At that point you pay for both orders and hand the worker the note you printed from this site.

In the end... you do something sweet for someone else, the window worker is blessed by seeing your spirit behind paying, and the person you paid for may also pay it forward the next time around. It's all about creating community and pointing others towards Jesus Christ in even the simplest of ways.

If you are ready to BE the Drive Thru Difference then print this form and see you at the drive thru soon!

We would love to hear your stories! You can call The Q 99.7 at 413-285-2997 or send us your story through the form below:

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Drive Thru Difference Stories

Here are a few of the stories that we have received:

Monica - Westfield, MA

I have been dying to do the drive thru difference. When I got my first pay check I instantly wanted to go to the nearest Dunkin. I didn't get the chance to print out those notes so I wrote it on a piece of paper (lol) when I got my chance, as we were leaving I looked at the driver in the car behind me and saw the shocked looked on there faces followed with the biggest smile I've ever seen. I loved doing it so I pledge to keep on giving!

Lynn - Springfield, MA

Went through the drive thru on Memorial Drive in West Springfield this morning and when I went to pay I was handed the note. Shocked! I had never heard of this before and I just started to tear up. It has been a rough week and it just made me feel like someone was looking out for me.
Thanks to the nice lady in the red car!!

Lesley - Springfield, MA

A couple of years ago I was in a really hard time in my life. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and being in the medical field I knew where it could lead me. Depression hit me hard, I've always been so independent. One day I was in line at a springfield Dunkin Donuts drivethru and car ahead of me I guess was tired of waiting and drove off. When I went to pay for my order I was given a yellow note stating the car ahead of me paid for my food because they heard of this being done through 'drive thru differences'. At the end of the note was the best part it said "Jesus love's you!". I needed that reminder so bad and it couldn't have come at a better time. I'm so thankful for that reminder and it helped me get through this hard time. I still till this day keep it in my purse. I wish I knew who she was to personally thank her for the strength and verification of how Jesus works in mysterious ways and is always with us even though we sometimes forget. Thank you angel of the white SUV in front of me. :-)

Lydia - Holyoke, MA

I wake up every morning and give thanks for all GOD has given me and I tell myself every day, 'today is going to be a good day'. I believe in paying it forward and have practiced that myself many years, and all I ever asked in return is that you pay it forward. Well, today was an example of that, but in the other shoe... Thanks and appreciation goes out to the gentleman at the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru on Main St. Holyoke who paid for my order this morning !!! An added bonus to this beautiful day.

Kayla - Westfield, MA

I was having an off morning and decided to go grab some Dunkin' Donuts with my boyfriend. We ordered and drove up to the window and were SO shocked that someone would be so kind to do such a thing and pay for our breakfast. I've been stressed out and enduring a lot, and it made me so happy and appreciative that there are people out there that like to do things for other people. Thank you so much to the kind people who paid and passed on the note. You brightened my morning and my spirit!

Nancy - Granby, CT

Decided to use the last of my money today trying to make someone smile. I went through the drive through at Dunkin in Granby gave the cashier my money and DTD note. The girl took my money and said 'just so you know this has failed every time today'. I was shocked and said 'what do you mean? How can it fail?' She said 'pay it forward hadn't worked' everyone else who had their order paid for didn't pay for the car behind. This gave me a chance to witness!!! I said 'this is different. There is no obligation for my friend in the car behind me! This is ME... Doing something nice for them. No strings... No expectations. God can use this gesture of kindness in so many ways. I had the chance to show how God's love works.

Darlene - Vernon, CT

Had my coffee paid for this morning by the car ahead of me with your note attached. So very sweet!! Just yesterday I did a random act of kindness for the person in front of me at PetSmart by helping them with their bill... so it really is true that what comes around goes around! I will keep this note in my car and pay it forward next time I am at the drive thru. Thank you again!

Christina - Springfield, MA

We love you guys and are very thankful to have you broadcasting from our neighborhood. The drive through difference is amazing and I'm thrilled you're promoting this very cool concept on your station. It's something we have always done on youth group trips to teach the youth about random acts of kindness and good deeds, but we never left a note and that was definitely the missing piece. This morning I was absolutely thrilled when I handed the note to a cashier in Sixteen Acres and she told me, 'Oh we get a lot of these' AMEN!!! I was ecstatic when I heard that! Good job guys!!! That's just one place and two towns over :) can you imagine how far your reaching? Totally made my day!!!

Sandy - Springfield, MA

This morning I heard you talk about the Drive thru difference. It had been awhile since I had participated so I thought I would today. Thankfully I had the note printed and in my car. The clerk at the window was a bit confused at first. But then commented to a coworker "Hey she just paid for the next person in line". The order was nearly $6 more than mine so I am hoping the person behind me could be blessed. Let's hope they tune in to 99.7 and can be touched by God's Love! I know I am blessed and it made me feel good to show God's love. Thanks for the opportunity!

Kim - West Springfield, CT

I have been wanting to do the drive through difference since it started, but I don't often go to drive-throughs, and honestly, I thought what if the person behind me had a huge order?? What would I do?? So yesterday I decided to .. paid for my iced tea, and saw a van pulling up behind me with several people in it. I then remembered that I had a DD gift card in my wallet that I had never used .. so told the girl at the window that I wanted to pay for their order. She said, well its a big one - are you sure? I handed her the gift card which took care of it. I have been very stressed lately, and this helped me stop thinking about my own problems for awhile. Definitely a win-win situation. I will do this again very soon! Thanks for thinking of this!

Hope for Today
Go through his open gates with great thanksgiving; enter his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name.
Psalm 100:4 TLB