The woman donates the contents of 150 packages she received incorrectly to hospitals
(CNN) – A New York woman decided to give something back to the community and misrepresented the contents of the 150 Amazon packages that came to her home to local hospitals.
Jillian Cannon told CNN that she began receiving packages at her home on June 5 thinking it was related to her business.
“I thought our partner had ordered something for our studio and we were expecting a lag,” he said. “So I opened them to compress the boxes and realized they were mask holders.”
Cannon sent a picture to her partner asking why she had sent it, only to find out that she and her partner had not asked them.
“So I go out and check the boxes, it’s my address but not my name,” he said.
Canon thought the Amazon collections were weird, but thought it was a simple mistake, until more began to appear.
He called Amazon and explained the situation, and they asked them to put the packages and write a report on the error.
Packages began to arrive frequently, from various carriers, including UPS and the postal service.
“So one day I got all the packages from my portal and left. I got a phone call an hour later from my best friend’s mother, ”he said. She said, ‘You know you have a ton of packages in your driveway. You can’t even see your front door. ‘
Canon called Amazon again, but no one could figure out if the packages were part of a scam or a common mistake.
Cannon said he tried his best to get packages to prevent Amazon from coming. She and her husband at one point tried to dismiss them without luck.
More and more Amazon packages
“Then plates started coming in freight trucks at our entrance,” he said.
Eventually, Amazon figured out who should get the mask holders. So Cannon thought of a way to use them: donate them to local hospitals.
They both have research on DIY and creativity, so the local children’s hospital decided to use the children’s positions to create craft mask tools for patients.
To make it even better, the two asked Amazon to donate the remaining items to Canon’s inconvenience, and the company agreed.
Canon said other companies are also cooperating.
Canon is limiting the number of kits that hospitals will need, and hopes to collect them this week. Also, he talks to other hospitals in the area to donate the rest.
“The project has taken on a life of its own. It’s great that people want to give back and do something,” Cannon said. “With everything that happens now, how this happened is crazy.”