The James Hollister Wellness Foundation will collect pharmaceuticals for distribution to marginalized people throughout the world who otherwise don't have access to healthcare services.
The social issue that we are trying to address is the lack of medicine and supplies available in developing countries, preventing the healthcare facilities in these countries from treating patients. We have a two pronged solution to this issue. Firstly, we will be raising money to support a network of medical mission teams operating in developing various countries. These medical mission teams will be using the money and supplies that we provide to them to help low income citizens who otherwise don't have access to healthcare. Secondly, we will be working with the FDA in order to reduce the amount of viable medications, unexpired or expired, from being needlessly destroyed. Medication is often still viable years after they pass their expiration date, and we are currently talking to the Science Director of the FDA to try to prevent the destruction of these viable medications so that they can be put to good use. Doing so will not only help the people who need the medication, but it will also help to reduce the drug shortage problem and the environment. As mentioned above, we will be working with medical mission teams, raising funds, and planing out long-terms ideas with the FDA during the course of the Do Good Challenge.
Matthew James Hollister
Type of Activities
Fundraising/Giving, Volunteering/Service/Service-Learning, Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship