Frequently Asked Questions

What is JHWF?
JHWF stands for the James Hollister Wellness Foundation.

Where is the JHWF located?
Our headquarters is located in Rockville, where we store the medications we collect in cool conditions and away from light exposure.

When and how was the JHWF founded?
The JHWF was co-founded by Matthew James Hollister and Stefano Brugnerotto in the Fall of 2015. Originally, the idea started as a university project for a class Matthew was taking at the University of Maryland. Gradually Stefano and Matthew developed the project into a long-term venture that became the James Hollister Wellness Foundation.

Who is the JHWF named after?
Co-founder Stefano Brugnerotto had the idea to name our organization after co-founder Matthew Hollister’s father who died of cancer late in the Summer of 2015. His virtuous life and memory inspired the JHWF’s co-founders to help serve the sick and underprivileged in any way that they could. James Hollister continues to be the heart and soul of the organization.

Who is on the board of the JHWF?
Please visit our Team Page to learn more about our members and see their bios.

In what states does the JHWF operate?
As of now, this depends on the medication in question and the state of your residence. If you are not a citizen living in Maryland, please contact us to inquire whether or not we would be able to take medication from your residential state.

Are you available for media interviews?
Yes, please contact Matthew Hollister at Matthew@jhwellnessfoundation.org.

Who benefits from the JHWF’s services?
The JHWF’s services benefit low-income individuals in developing countries and the medical mission teams who serve them.

Can I donate medicine?
As of now, this depends on the medication in question and the state of your residence. If you are not a citizen living in Maryland, please contact us to inquire whether or not we would be able to take medication from your residential state.

What kind of organization is the JHWF?
The James Hollister Wellness Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Pharmacies/Health facilities

  • Reduce drug destruction costs.
  • Eliminate inefficient drug destruction processes to free up staff.
  • Become a community leader in environmentally/economically sustainable practices and humanitarian efforts.
  • Receive tax deductions for the donations they provide.

Medical Mission Teams

  • Enjoy access to free, safe, and potent medications.
  • Have assurance through our transparent company policy that donated medications have been examined and maintained according to quality standards.

Community Members & Overseas Patients

  • Enjoy cleaner air and water due to a decrease in improper disposal of medication.
  • Experience fewer drug shortages.
  • Cut down on the billions of dollars spent every year on avoidable trips to the emergency room due to a lack of necessary medication.
  • Improve the health, and even save the lives, of low-income individuals in foreign countries who don’t have easy access to healthcare services.