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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:

Megan - Simsbury, CT

Just got my morning coffee at an Enfield, CT McDonalds- I was the recipeint of a free coffee thanks to Drive Thru Diference Day! Perfect timing, my middle child had heart surgery on Monday and while everything went well and she is ok, Monday sleeping at the hospital was a LONG night!!! Back to work today and such a nice thing to know that because of this program, there IS good in this world!! Thanks so much!!!

Myrna - Chicopee, MA

Good Friday morning!!! I was in line at the Dunkin Donuts on Front St in Chicopee. There was a grey car in front of me. I pulled up to the window to pay for my order. I hand the cashier my card and she says the car in front of me payed for my order. I was so surprised I kinda just sat there stunned. Thank you so much from my husband and myself. God bless you and your family! I can't wait to pay it forward!

Dionna - Springfield, MA

This morning on my way to work, I was venting to my best friend on the cell phone at Dunkin Donuts. When I got up to the window the cashier told me that I was all set and that the lady in front of me paid for my tea. They gave me the note and I read it and wave to the car in front of me.. That not only made my day, but made me think about life and the blessing that I have been receiving and I felt like I needed to give that feeling to someone else, therefore I printed the note and that weekend did the same. Thank You to The Q 99.7.

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!

Dawn - Springfield, MA

I was at dunkin donuts this morning ready to pay for my coffee, the cashier said the lady in front of you paid for you, I said really surprised, that was very nice and I was not expecting that, that made my day, I have a meeting today that I'm worried about, so for someone to make my day brighter, thank you so much for that white car in front of me :)

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!

Maria - Springfield, MA

As I pulled up to Dunkin Donuts with my last $10 trying to make sure I had enough to pay for munchkins for my daughter who wanted to bring them in for her friends at school, and making sure I had enough money left over to buy a gallon of milk for my son, I get a note from the cashier... I read it and before I could wave at the stranger in front of me, she had already driven away. The stranger paid for my purchase. I am so greatful! I feel blessed because that was truly my last $10 until pay day next week. She made my day and it's been a great day thus far. Thank you Q 99.7 and thank you to my total stranger...blessings to her and her loved ones.

Ashley - Enfield, CT

Thursday night I had given a homeless man $2, it is all I had in my wallet. Always having lived in cities, I usually pass by. That night at the red light, I gave this man this money, for the first time in about 5 years. It was dark, and I was thinking of my life- my mistakes, my successes and failures, and had a deep moment of reflection as I drove home. I hadn't given myself time to think about anything than work for a while. Friday morning, I woke up to the rain and the wind blowing that we all experienced. My hair was a mess, I had left paperwork at home and was running late for work. I called, let the office know I was going to be late, and decided I'd pull into Dunkin' Donuts to get a coffee on this cold, rainy day, which I rarely have time to do. I thought about the homeless man, and that things weren't that bad... my hair was just wet. I began to feel silly for being stressed. I was told the lady in front of me had paid for my coffee. I looked up and didn't recognize the person as she drove away. I looked at the cashier with a big '?' on my face. She said, 'There have been a lot of random acts of kindness today.' With tax, my coffee is $2 even. I knew this, I know this from having ordered before. I pulled away and saw a print out note on my coffee. My mind raced. The ride to work remains a blur. $2 to a homeless man. $2 coffee.... it was as if God said, 'Ashley, I'm going to make this really easy for you... I am here. You can't deny me anymore.' I grew up in the Church and have been far from it, I have not felt God really cared about me due to the events in my life. It never added up to believing in God. But today, on the day the world was supposed to end, I felt like mine re-began. Thank you, Car Ahead of Me. You gave me much more than a cup of coffee.

Carrie - West Springfield, MA

I was in line at the Dunkin Donuts drive thru this morning on Riverdale Road in West Springfield. I went to pay for my order and the girl said 'no' I said 'what' she said 'the lady ahead of you paid for you this morning' I said 'really???!!' She laughs 'yes, and here is a note she told me to give you'. 'WOW' I said. That was so nice of that person. It did make my day because this week has been bad for me. I had a major headache on monday, my husband was at hospital on Wed for a seizure like episode and yesterday my son had chest pain.....Thank you for your kindness 'the car ahead of me'.

Judy - Springfield, MA

My 12 year old daughter Rebekah wanted to do the drive thru difference the other day. We prayed as we approached the drive thru at McDonalds for whoever the Lord would put behind our car in line be who He wanted. That it be the person He chooses who could really use this message that day and hope. Finally a car showed up. A mom and her child. We paid for their order which was their dinner for that night. The joy we got when we saw the smile on her face when they gave her the note will always stay in our hearts and mind. What a blessing to be able to be a part of something so unique and special in God's plan. PS: We can't wait to make a difference again soon!

Hope for Today
I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world.
John 16:33 TLB