If you need a break from buying holiday gifts for your friends, you can now get on your phone and instantly buy gifts for the homeless instead. YouTube user Rob Bliss recently published a video on how he used Amazon Prime Now’s 2-hour shipping to deliver gifts and essentials to homeless people.
The video, which he called “How to Hijack Amazon Prime Now for Good”, shows Bliss asking homeless people if they need anything. Some people told him that they needed warm clothing for the winter – others asked for sleeping bags.
Using the special shipping service, Bliss ordered the gifts, entered the street address, and described exactly who the couriers should deliver the packages too.
True to the company’s word, the Amazon workers hand-delivered the packages to the proper recipients within two hours.
“Note: this video is NOT SPONSORED OR AFFILIATED WITH AMAZON. I’m sure this technique could be used with Postmates or whoever else too,” says Bliss. “I simply wanted to demonstrate how easy and convenient it can be to bring a person in need, what they need, and to encourage that behavior.”
“My hope is that [people] see this and realize their potential to help enable giving. Special thanks to Amazon’s couriers, all of whom delivered their package with humanity and grace.”