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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:

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 :)

June - Ludlow, MA

On my way to work I wanted to do something good for someone because the Lord has blessed me in so many ways. I decided to go through the drive thru at Dunkin Donuts and do the Drive Thru Difference for someone, maybe brighten their day. As I pulled in, I was disappointed that no one was behind me to pay for...as I got closer to the cashier, here came a man in a pickup truck with a black lab dog right behind me, I noticed the man gave the dog a hug and a kiss on the nose. Being a dog lover myself, I decided that this was the perfect time to make a difference, so before paying for him I also asked the cashier to make sure his dog was given a munchkin too, I guess I did a two for one...it made me smile!

Darlene - Vernon, CT

Had my coffee paid for this morning by the car ahead of me with your note attached. So very sweet!! Just yesterday I did a random act of kindness for the person in front of me at PetSmart by helping them with their bill... so it really is true that what comes around goes around! I will keep this note in my car and pay it forward next time I am at the drive thru. Thank you again!

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.

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.

Heidi - Ludlow, MA

I was just at the Taco Bell drive thru with my 3 year old twins and when it was my turn to pay, the cashier said 'the woman in front of you paid for your order and she told me to give you this'... I read the drive thru difference and it made my heart smile... This was by far the nicest thing a stranger has ever done for me... I can't wait to return the favor tomorrow morning... The world would be a much better place if more people/strangers did this for one another. xoxo.

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!!!

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!!!

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'.

Sandy - Springfield, MA

This morning I heard you talk about the Drive thru difference. It had been awhile since I had participated so I thought I would today. Thankfully I had the note printed and in my car. The clerk at the window was a bit confused at first. But then commented to a coworker "Hey she just paid for the next person in line". The order was nearly $6 more than mine so I am hoping the person behind me could be blessed. Let's hope they tune in to 99.7 and can be touched by God's Love! I know I am blessed and it made me feel good to show God's love. Thanks for the opportunity!

Hope for Today
Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Don’t just think about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and in what they are doing.
Philippians 2:3-4 TLB