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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:

Teresa - Wilbraham, MA

I went to Chick-Fil-A this afternoon for lunch with a friend. While in line I noticed a serviceman sitting having lunch alone. My friend decided to grab a seat which happened to be next the the gentleman. I decided to buy him a gift card and attach the drive thru difference note. I explained to the cashier that I needed her to deliver it for me, but please don't tell him who did it. She thought it was an awesome idea. I proceeded to get my lunch and sat down. He made a phone call and read the note to the caller. A few minutes later two more servicemen walked in and were engaged in conversation about the drive thru difference note...so up to register I went and did it for them to! It truly was an honor to pay for lunch for our servicemen, a simple thank you for all that they do! I love doing the drive thru difference but it was really awesome to see the recipients reactions :)

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.

Dee - Feeding Hills, MA

I had exactly 20 dollars in my wallet. I went through the DD to get my usual bagel and coffee that I do every morning. I said to the man on the window, I want to pay for the car behind me, He handed me my coffee and bagel. As I waited for my change, he smiled and handed me my slip. The people behind me must have been very hungry, because with my order and theirs it came to exactly $20.00! I think God planned that one! LOL!

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.

Daniel - Westfield, Ma

My wife and I (and our two young children) were at Starbucks, which we normally cannot afford, and we weren't having a great day but we decided to splurge and indulge a little. We ordered our 2 Large Frappucinos, got to the window, and to our amazement, the car in front of us paid for our drinks. So from our family to yours, thank you so much for this gift you have given us, it turned our whole day around, and we can't wait to "Pay it Forward"!

Sheyla - Springfield, MA

Today as usual I went to DD (Wilbraham, Ma)to buy my coffee in the morning to start the day ... In these past few days I've been going through some difficult times. So while waiting in line and listening to this radio station and beautiful praises, arriving at the window a cashier tells me that the person in front of me had paid for my coffee. I have to say, the emotion was so great that I tear' up!!! To you who today gave me great joy, God bless you and grant you the desires of your heart. Thank you brother/sister in Jesus Christ. PRAISE THE LORD!

Markus - ,

I was at dunkin dounuts on my way to work and I was mad and grumpy I was picking up breakfeast for me and my friends/(coworkers) I knew it would cost quite a bit so I was dreading getting to the cashier but then when I get there he hands me a note saying "I paid for you today. No strings attached" It made my day that was dark stormy and grumpy into a rainbow filled sunshiny greatest day I've had in a long while!! So for whoever paid for me I want to say thank you so much and may God bless your heart and soul for me. Thank you again from the man in the car behind you!!

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!!!

Joanne - Springfield, MA

I have been stressing because I lost my job and my landlord wants to put my rent up. Yesterday I was with my mom running some errands and we stopped at the DD on St. James Ave and I ordered for my mom and me. Thinking that $7 was going to be a lot for me because of my situation. I grabbed my purse. When I got to the window the lady from DD said that the person ahead of me paid for my order and handed me the note. Definitely was an angel. I have no idea what kind of car, color, or if it was a male or female. But if your reading this I want you to know you made my week. And I pray to God that he multiplies and always blesses your family. I know people might be thinking it was only $7, but it was the action that changed my mood completely. Thank you and God bless you always.

Brenda - Westfield, MA

Today is my birthday, usually you expect gifts from everyone, but today I've decided to give to others and for the first time I'm being a part of the drive-thru difference and it feels great!!! Thank you theQ for giving us an opportunity to spread God's love and blessings with others!!!

Hope for Today
For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.
1 Timothy 2:5-6 NLT