Volunteers can help serve medications on the ground, fundraise, or help find new medical donors!
Every year we bring hope to thousands of people in developing nations
The waste of non-expired, viable medication is an increasing problem within the developed world. Consequently, $2 billion in prescription drugs is wasted annually in the US alone, and nearly $5 billion worth of drugs in unopened packs are dumped in the garbage every year. Much of this medication is disposed of improperly, either by being flushed down the toilet or incinerated, leading to unforeseen negative impacts on the environment. Despite this waste, drug shortages have been occurring frequently around the world, particularly in developing nations. The James Hollister Wellness Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in October 2015 in honor of James Hollister, the late father of co-founder Matthew Hollister. Along with our partnered beneficiary corporation, Save Inc., the James Hollister Wellness Foundation offers novel solutions to the world’s drug shortage crisis that has save millions of dollars’ worth of medication and, more importantly, millions of lives. With our partnership with Save Inc., the James Hollister Wellness Foundation is able to save medication from being needlessly wasted and put it to charitable use. Using blockchain technology, drugs can be identified, saved, and then donated, bringing life-saving medication to low-income individuals in developing nations who otherwise would not have access to healthcare services.
The James Hollister Wellness Foundation employs an hybrid model with Save Inc, our for-profit sister organization that shares our mission of reducing medicinal waste. The foundation collects unused, unexpired medication from Save Inc. as well as other pharmacies, nursing homes, and manufacturers across the country. These medications are in turn given to our partnered medical mission teams operating in Honduras, Ukraine, and Bolivia. All the teams we support directly serve the end-user, and the medicine is handled solely by licensed practitioners of medicine. Because of our relationship with Save Inc, we are able to provide all of our medicine to our partnered medical mission teams at significantly reduced rates or, in most cases, free of charge.