I just delivered a dozen cannoli and pound of cookies to my local firehouse, Station 15 here in San Francisco. And I didn’t even have to get up out of my comfy chair.
On Friday I was sitting at Peet’s in SOMA when a few policemen in uniform stopped by on break. Seeing them made me wonder how I could digitally gift coffee to police, fire and other first responders who serve on behalf of the city. Folks on Twitter suggested a few different ideas including my friend Ashley Brown who is VP of Operations at Get It Now – Postmates, a just-in-time delivery service. Ash recommended that I just use their service to send coffee to someone I wanted to thank. Their CEO/founder Bastian Lehmann even agreed to waive the delivery fee for this charitable endeavor. Operation Thank You was on!
This afternoon a Postmater named Jorge followed my instructions to pick, purchase and deliver the goodies to Station 15. He even snapped a picture