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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:

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.

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!!

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.

Kathleen - Enfield, CT

I was suprised this afternoon at the Dunkin Donuts on Route 140 in East Windsor this afternoon when I pulled up to the window to pay and was told the person in front of me paid for my order. I want to thank the person who did this for me, today happens to be the anniversary of my son's death and since it has been 16 years, no one really understands how difficult this day is. The kind gesture made me smile and remember there is kindness and love in this world. Thank you for including this on your website - it a great way to show people that little things can make a big difference in someone's day. 'For we entertain angels unaware, Never knowing the true spirit hidden there' Thank you!

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.

J - East Windsor, CT

I was at Taco Bell drive thru today at East Windsor, CT. When I approached the drive thru window to paid for my order, the cashier told me a woman front of me just paid my order and left a note from Q99.7. Wow, this kind of things doesn't happen in today's society. I wanted to thanked the lady for her kindness. It's nice to see in today's crazy society, there are still nice people who want to do the right and kindness thing.

Darlene - West Springfield, MA

Just wanted to say thanks to the car in front of me that paid for my drinks on Wed. April 30 at McDonalds in West Springfield. Kind of reminds you that there are still nice people in the world after so many horrible things happening. Thanks again and have a great day.

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!!!

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!

Marisol - Springfield, MA

What a wonderful Morning, Thank You Jesus and Q99.7 for all you do... I want to start by saying I did the drive through defference today for someone at the DD drive through. what a rush, it was so exciting. someone did that for me, on a day that I was feeling so sad, that person made my day and it brought tears of joy to my eyes. So I wanted to bless someone else.

Hope for Today
Fear not, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed. I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 TLB