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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:

David Tefft - Holyoke, ma

I was up earlier than normal this morning to create tests for my students at William J Dean Technical High School. Figuring I needed a little upper I ordered a coffee from McDonald's near Exit 15 off I 91 in Holyoke. When I pulled up to the window to pay I was handed a ticket saying my order had been paid for and was handed a ticket. I deeply appreciate this kind soul for doing this. It uplifted my mood and knowing there is someone who cares about everyone is deeply special and appreciated. Needless to say the task of creating tests, which is a rather boring task was made better this morning. Thank you to whoever did this.
David Tefft

Sheyla - Springfield, MA

Today as usual I went to DD (Wilbraham, Ma)to buy my coffee in the morning to start the day ... In these past few days I've been going through some difficult times. So while waiting in line and listening to this radio station and beautiful praises, arriving at the window a cashier tells me that the person in front of me had paid for my coffee. I have to say, the emotion was so great that I tear' up!!! To you who today gave me great joy, God bless you and grant you the desires of your heart. Thank you brother/sister in Jesus Christ. PRAISE THE LORD!

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'.

Dana - Taunton, MA


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!

James - Springfield, MA

I was driving in to work, the same as most days. Although today was not starting out well, I was being tailgated and nearly forced into an accident with a right-turning truck. I could feel the day was going to be a bad one and I was already stressed. I stopped at the north-end bridge Pride station for my morning coffee from Dunken Donuts when Abbey, the drive-thu window attendant, said that my coffee had been paid for and that this note was left for you by the car ahead. Well, what a complete turnaround! I felt so good about such a random act of kindness that I felt the morning stress just vanish. I know that whatever problems come up today I can look back at this gesture and be calm. Thank you, whoever you were, you made my day! The car behind you?

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.

Sylvette - Springfield, MA

I want to thank the person that was in front of me at Dunkin Donuts in Springfield, MA. The order was for my daughter, but because i did not have to pay her breakfast today I can buy my medication today, God bless him or her and I pray to God that allows me to be able to do the same. I will take this gesture of kindness as a sign from God that my situation is going to get better.

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!!

Marina - Chicopee, MA

I would like to thank the person who paid for my kids coolattas at Dunkin Donuts on Burnett Rd in Chicopee. It was very kind of you and it made our day!! We heard about the drive through difference before, in fact we were listening to the Q99.7 when we pulled up to the window. There was nobody behind us but we will pay for someone tomorrow and will pass that note on and I'm sure it will make someone's day just as much as it made ours.

Hope for Today
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9 NLT