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.
The DWP encourages us to revisit the nouns in life: the people, places things and ideas that bring joy and fulfillment to our lives but we sometimes give up on along the way⏤for whatever reason. We get too tired, too busy, too bored, too broke, too sad, too comfortable. It's meaningful to do things that aren't always easy or convenient, like call an old friend, explore the outdoors and say "I love you". The DWP encourages us to explore the no-so-comfortable aspects of our lives that may need more nudging, like seeing our doctor, mending a strained relationship (or letting it go) and revamping our resume when it's time to move on in our career.
The whole idea for The DON'T WAIT Project came when founder Lisa Bradshaw sought happiness in the midst of 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 a dream for helping others discover their own fulfillment has become a platform for storytelling and sharing the many ways that DON'T WAIT applies to everyday life.
Over the past eight years, the DWP has developed campaigns and programs of its own, like DON'T WAIT to UnMake a Bully™, and it continues as a voice for awareness campaigns already in place, including organ donation. Take a look at our use of interviews, videos and other media, encouraging and supporting people in their effort to live a DON'T WAIT life.
Please contact The DON'T WAIT Project to share your DON'T WAIT story, find out more about our programs, book your school for the DON'T WAIT to UnMake a Bully program or schedule an interview with Lisa Bradshaw.