Mission & Programs
The DON'T WAIT Project® (DWP), founded in 2011, is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to raising community awareness about how positive life choices can impact the health and welfare of individuals, organizations and communities. DON'T WAIT® encourages us to revisit the people, places things and ideas that bring joy and fulfillment to our lives, like calling an old friend, using your grandmother's cherished and rarely touched china, and saying "I love you". It also encourages us to explore the no-so-comfortable aspects of our lives that may need more nudging, like seeing your doctor, starting an exercise routine or revamping your resume when it's time to move on in your career. We all have at least one DON'T WAIT®. What's your DON'T WAIT®?
The whole idea of DON'T WAIT® came when Lisa Bradshaw, DWP founder, sought a way to help bring a balance of happiness to the hardships she'd faced in her own life after the death of her husband and while writing her second book, Big Shoes: A Young Widowed Mother's Memoir. What began as a hope and dream to help others discover their own fulfillment has become a platform for storytelling, sharing the many ways that DON'T WAIT® applies to everyday life.
Over the years, we have worked to be a voice for awareness campaigns already in place, including organ donation, and we have also developed a few campaigns and programs of our own, such as DON'T WAIT® to UnMake a Bully. Take a look at our use of interviews, videos and other media to encourage and support people in their effort to live a DON'T WAIT® kind of life. You'll discover that sharing negative media isn't in our job description.
If you'd like to share your DON'T WAIT® story, please send us an email. We'd love to hear from you.
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