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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:

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. :-)

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"!

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!!

Kristina - W Spfld, MA

My husband goes to Walmart and in the checkout feels led to pay for the person behind him. He leaves the store after that. When he went back the cashier recognized him and told him that the next 10 people paid for the person behind them until it came to a young couple with 2 children who the cashier felt were the ones to benefit the most from this simple gesture. Also, the cashier was blown away telling his manager and posting the story on facebook because he was so moved by it. God is good.

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!

Ali - Agawam, MA

I am a cashier at Dunkin Donuts. During the morning rush this morning, a woman came through the drive thru and told me she wanted to pay for the car behind her and handed me a note. I passed it along to the next car and told her that her order had been paid for and she was amazed. She handed me back the note and told me she'd like to pay for the car behind her. I gave the note to the next person and they also gave it back and paid for the next order. This continued on for 6 cars in a row. The chain was broken when a woman couldn't afford to pay for the car behind her. About an hour later, that same woman came back, bought another coffee, and handed me back the note and told me she went home and now had enough money to pay for the car behind her. This continued on for another 3 cars. It really was an amazing thing to see.

Margie - Suffield, CT

Yesterday 3/16, was not one of my best days. After a sleepless night with severe back pain, i ended up in the emergency room at St. Francis Hospital for treatment and sent home with medication. On the way home, my husband and best friend and I decided to swing through MacDonalds in Enfield,CT. When we approached the window to pay we were given a note that said our meal was paid for, no strings attached, promoted by q99.7. To us it was a God-Wink. A bad day suddenly turned into one of thanksgiving and encouragement knowing that there are people out there who care about others no matter who they are or what they are dealing with. I want to thank the stranger in the white car with Massachusetts plates for their caring spirit and generosity, and for q99.7
making it happen. You definitely made a difference in my day and I promise to pass it on when I am better. God Bless you All!

Dana - Taunton, MA

I MAKE A HABIT OF PAYING FOR THE CAR BEHIND ME. ONE DAY I SAW THE EMPLOYEE TAKE MONEY FROM THE PERSON I JUST PAID FOR SO I WENT INSIDE AND ASKED THE MANAGER WHY. AFTER CHECKING WITH THE PERSON, HE TOLD ME THAT BECAUSE I PAID FOR THEIR ORDER THE PEOPLE NOW HAD ENOUGH MONEY FOR A DRINK! GOD SURE PUT THE RIGHT CAR BEHIND ME!

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.

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!

Hope for Today
Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and He knows everything.
1 John 3:20 NLT