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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:

Tina - Feeding Hills, MA

I just wanted to say thank you to the lady in front of me this moring at the Dunkin Donuts in West Springfield. I am at that drive thru almost every day and when I came through this morning, the cashier had told me that the women in front of me paid for my order, I was totally shocked and I never heard of the 'drive thru difference' until this morning. So I have no idea who you are, but I just wanted to take the time to say THANK YOU! I sure wish there were more people like you in the world today! Have a great day!

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!!!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!!!

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.

Hope for Today
From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psalm 61:2 NKJV