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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:

Cassie - Chicopee, MA

The lady in the car in front of me paid for my dunkin donuts coffee this morning. After I ordered my coffee I realized I didn't have my debit card on me. I searched through my little change reserve in my center console for the $2 and some change that I owed. I couldn't come up with enough. Just as I pull up to the window, ready to tell the dunkin donuts drive through cashier that I can't buy a coffee I find a $10 bill in the bottom of my pants pocket. She opens the window and tells me it's all set and hands me a little yellow piece of paper with an explanation on it. Luckily I got a chance to thank the woman who bought for my coffee before she pulled out of the parking lot area. It's funny how such a little thing can have such a big impact on your day. What a great way to start off the morning! When I got to work I shared my story with my coworkers and they all photocopied that little yellow piece of paper and vowed to try it themselves. What a great message.

Heather - Amherst, MA

I went to DD this morning to get a coffee, and when I went to pay the clerk told me today is your lucky day the lady in front of you paid! I will pay it forward upon my next visit, watch out because if you are behind a mini van at DD, it just might be your lucky day!!!

Alla - Feeding Hills, MA

God has been working in my life recently and began changing me. Today was a long day, i did what i usually wouldnt do on a normal vacation day. i was planning to relax the whole day before work. To start my mom had to be brought to her appointment, and then i had to go to pick my brothers up from school. right up until the time i had to fly to work. i decided to to pull up into the dunkin donuts near work for some coffee to wake and energize myself up. when i pulled up to pay, the cashier said that the previous customer bought a gift card for the next person in line.. i didnt see who the car was because there was no body in front of me. this truly gave me hope and a sense that God was really trying to show me something.. that He is real!!! :) Thank you whoever u are! you have encouraged me to do the same to others and brighten their days!!!

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!

Nailya - Westfield, MA

On my way to my first class in the morning, I went into the Dunkin Donuts in Springfield and they gave me the wrong order, which I didn't realize until I got to college... So on my way back home from class, I went into the Dunkin Donuts in Westfield. While getting ready to pay for my order, the lady told me that the car that was in front of me paid for my order and gave me a piece of paper. This kind gesture put a smile on my face! Thank you to the owner of the white car that was in front of me today! 11/10/16 :)

Paula - Monson, MA

I had to tell you my story about the drive through difference. It was my birthday and I was heading to work feeling sad that this year was going to be different. I've been separated from my husband for several months now. It wasn't in my plans for my marriage to be ending. I thought I would drive through Dunkin Donuts to try to make my day brighter. As I handed the clerk the money she said the person in front of me paid for my breakfast. I said to her 'its my birthday' she got all excited and told the other girls next to her. I pulled over in a parking spot and cried. It didn't end there. I went into a store for a few things. A pen ended up on the belt. I said to the clerk I didn't put that pen there. I said let me see that pen. It said 'Fear not for I am with you and I will help you. The Lord is my shepherd. Perfect love drives out fear. I said to the clerk I WANT that pen. It was as if God was tapping me on the top of my head as if to say I'M STILL HERE!! Needless to say it was probably one of the best birthdays I could ask for knowing that the comfort Jesus provides is with me always.

Mary - Westfield, MA

I had just finished reading a very disturbing book that called to mind all kinds of questions about the human spirit. As I sat waiting for my turn to pick up my coffee my thoughts were still with 'the dark side' of humanity. Having the car in front of me pay for my coffee shook me out of my heavy musings and made me once again realize how many good people there are in the world and how most of us do want to make a positive difference for someone. So, whomever it was, THANK YOU...this was right around 8 am at the north side Westfield McDonalds.

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!

Karin (pronounced car in - Enfield, CT

My kids and I started doing this about a year ago. Everytime we go through a drive through the kids "say do it mom". I can't do it everytime but we get such happiness from it when we do. Just to know you are making someone's day is the best feeling. I can only imagine Jesus and how he felt knowing the millions of people he was saving. I am so happy I found your station after my sisrer passed away. I love everything you all do. Especially the morning prayers!! Thank you all for the great gift you have bestowed upon this region of the country.

Sarah - West Springfield, MA

I was rushing to make it to work on time this morning and stopped for my morning coffee at McDonalds. I pulled through to pay the gentleman and he said, 'good morning, you're all set. The lady in front of you paid for you.' He gave me the letter and I read it. I thought wow, there are still kind people out there today. For that, I am looking to forward to returning the favor next time I'm at the drive thru. Thank you to the lady in the blue subaru! You made my morning!! I can't wait to make someone elses.

Hope for Today
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Philippians 1:6 NLT