Doc Hendley, Wine to Water

Doc Hendley, Wine to Water
Motivational/Inspirational, Risk Taking, Leadership, Water Issues, Humanitarian,
Entrepreneur, Philanthropy, Activism, Environmental Issues, Social Responsibility
Innovation/Creativity, CNN Hero

man at a bar
Doc Hendley, Wine to Water


Professional Fees: $50,000 USD includes 500 filters, travel, shipping and all fees associated with a Filter Build
including a presentation by Doc Hendley

 

Biography

Doc Hendley is proof that anyone, even a tattooed keg-tapper, can cure what ails the world.

In 2003 Doc Hendley dreamed up the concept of Wine To Water while bartending and playing music in
nightclubs around Raleigh, North Carolina. In January of 2004 he held his first fundraiser and by August
was living in Darfur, Sudan installing water systems for victims of the government – supported genocide.

When Doc returned home in 2005, the haunting memories of what he had seen in Darfur drove him to
continue growing the organization he had started only two years earlier. And in 2007, after working two
jobs and volunteering his time for over three years, Wine To Water became an official 501 (c)(3) and Doc’s
dream finally became a reality.

Hendley’s work aims to help the 1.1 billion people worldwide who lack access to clean water, a figure
estimated by the World Health Organization. Nearly two-thirds of that group lives in Asia. In sub-Saharan
Africa, 42 percent of the population lives without yard taps, household connections or other improvements
to sanitize water.

Unclean water is the number one killer of children in the world. Water borne illnesses kill farmore children
than HIV/AIDS and Malaria combined. Every 15 seconds a child dies from unclean water.

Doc Hendley was named one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes for 2009 (chosen by a panel of judges including
Gen. Colin Powell, Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Turner and Sir Elton John).

“There is one thing that rings true every time I get the pleasure of hearing Doc Hendley speak-his passion
comes through and hits you like nothing you’ve ever experienced in your lifetime. It’s not just the way he
interacts with the audience, a sort of down home person that you seem to already know even though you
don’t, but it’s the message about improving who we are as people each and every day, and helping those
who have difficulty helping themselves because of places they live in or the circumstances of their country.

Doc brings that message of hope and seems to naturally lift every person out of their comfort chair and
into the wilds of Africa or the devastation in Haiti right alongside him. You feel everything that he feels and
see everything that he saw. We are just enamored to be part of his world in a small way and hoping to

book cover
Doc Hendley Wine to Water

work with him to better our world in a meaningful way.” — Rich Henning, United Water, 2011 North
American Managers Conference

His book, “Wine to Water: A Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World”

(Avery:Penguin, Jan 2012), is a captivating story of an ordinary bartender
who’s changing the world through clean water.

Topics

Doc Hendley /hen’lēⁿ/

1 : Founder & President of Wine To Water, a 501(c)(3) non-profit aid organization focused on providing clean water to the over one billion people around the world.

2 : named one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes for 2009, chosen by a panel of judges including Gen. Colin Powell, Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Turner and Sir Elton John

3 : author of Wine to Water: A Bartender’s Quest for Clean Water in the World (Avery:Penguin Group, Jan 2012)

4 : expert on the immense power of relationships to transcend perceived barriers; calls himself proof that anyone, even a tattooed keg-tapper, can cure what ails the world

 

WHY DOC AND A FILTER BUILD?

Doc Hendley is proof that anyone, even a tattooed keg-tapper, can cure what ails the world.

In 2003 Doc Hendley dreamed up the concept of Wine To Water while bartending and playing music in nightclubs around Raleigh, North Carolina. In January of 2004 he held his first fundraiser and by August was living in Darfur, Sudan installing water systems for victims of the government-supported genocide.

When Doc returned home in 2005, the haunting memories of what he had seen in Darfur drove him to continue growing the organization he had started only two years earlier. And in 2007, after working two jobs and volunteering his time for over three years, Wine To Water became an official 501 (c)(3) and Doc’s dream finally became a reality.

Hendley’s work aims to help the 1.1 billion people worldwide who lack access to clean water, a figure estimated by the World Health Organization. Nearly two-thirds of that group lives in Asia. In sub-Saharan Africa, 42 percent of the population lives without yard taps, household connections or other improvements to sanitize water. Unclean water is the number one killer of children in the world. Water borne illnesses kill far more children the HIV/AIDS and Malaria combined. Every 15 seconds a child dies from unclean water.

Doc Hendley was named one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes for 2009 (chosen by a panel of judges including Gen. Colin Powell, Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Turner and Sir Elton John).

“There is one thing that rings true every time I get the pleasure of hearing Doc Hendley speak—his passion comes through and hits you like nothing you’ve ever experienced in your lifetime. It’s not just the way he interacts with the audience, a sort of down home person that you seem to already know even though you don’t, but it’s the message about improving who we are as people each and every day, and helping those who have difficulty helping themselves because of places they live in or the circumstances of their country. Doc brings that message of hope and seems to naturally lift every person out of their comfort chair and into the wilds of Africa or the devastation in Haiti right alongside him. You feel everything that he feels and see everything that he saw. We are just enamored to be part of his world in a small way and hoping to work with him to better our world in a meaningful way.”—Rich Henning, United Water, 2011 North American Managers Conference

His book, “Wine to Water: A Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World” (Avery:Penguin, Jan 2012), is a captivating story of an ordinary bartender who’s changing the world through clean water.

Doc now implements a mandatory filter build alongside his speaking. Audiences are given the chance to not only learn about the work Wine to Water accomplishes and the origin of the cause, they are also given the chance to impact the Global Water Crisis in a personal way. By building filters, attendees become part of an experience that goes far beyond a single event. The filter build experience brings unique value to each and every participant!

Wine To Water Corporate Filter Build Program

Doc Hendley bucket
Doc Hendley bucket

Wine To Water is an international non-profit organization committed to serving in community to provide clean water to those in need. Doc Hendley is our founder and he went to Sudan in 2004, established Wine To Water as an organization in 2007, and became a CNN Hero in 2009.

WTW has reached 500,000+ people across 25 countries with access to clean drinking water. Wine To Water offers a business or corporate event the opportunity to work together, strengthen corporate social responsibility, and engage in the world water crisis. Participants work together to
assemble water filters that help people get clean water in hard to reach areas, like refugee camps and natural disasters

The WTW Corporate Filter Build

Doc Hendley filter
Doc Hendley filter

The filters are easy to assemble in ten steps, and the Corporate Filter Build provides a meaningful, interactive and enriching experience. By participating in this filter build, your members share the goal of providing safe water to individuals in need. This hands-on activity will promote teamwork and motivate
participants to be a part of the global community.

The Filter Build includes:

● Introduction to Wine To Water and the Global Water Crisis
● Filter Overview, Impact & Where it is used
● Live Filter Demonstration
● Filter Assembly and Packaging

The Details

Filters are $50 each. To host a WTW Corporate Filter Build with staff facilitation, a minimum of 100 filters must be ordered. WTW Staff, CEO, and/or our Founder will join your event, depending on availability and the number of filters you order.

100 Filters WTW Team Member joins your event*

Doc Hendley 500 filters
Doc Hendley 500 filters

250 Filters WTW CEO + Team Member joins your event*
500 Filters WTW Founder + Team Member joins your event*

* Since WTW is a non-profit and want your donations to go to clean water, WTW staff will need transportation, accommodations, and a
facilitator fee to come to an event.

Let’s discuss the details & see what we can do!

WTW can accommodate small and large groups based on your time frame, size of group, desired outcomes
.
WTW Can Help You:

● Customize – We want our program to fit your expectations and goals so we are flexible and adjust segments based on your preferences.
● Share the Impact – We will give you a report on where filters are being used in the global field to the event organizer 4 – 9 months after the filter build.
● Buy Books – We can organize a supply of Doc Hendley’s book, Wine To Water.
● Buy WTW Wine – Ask us to connect you with our wine distributor!

Filter Impact

Wine To Water filter programs have made clean water a reality for thousands of families.

  • Syria: 22,650 people from refugee relief efforts in 2012.
  • The Philippines: 45,590 people after Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.
  • Nepal: 20,000 people after the 2015 earthquake.
  • Uganda: 10,000 people at a camp with refugees from South
  • Sudan, Kenya, Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi in 2016.

Sponsoring filters and hosting a WTW Corporate Filter Build helps hundreds of people in hard to reach places.

  • 100 filters help 1,000 people
  • 250 filters help 2,500 people
  • 500 filters help 5,000 people

Interested in sponsoring a WTW Filter Build at your event?  Email us now:   Wine to Water

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Testimonials

Engineering

“Our recent Transportation Conference was chock-full of technical sessions
and we wanted something motivating, inspiring…more personal…for the keynote
address. Doc was the perfect solution to mix things up for the attendees and
once I contacted the See Agency, everything went seamlessly. As the event
planner for this organization, I have never seen a room full of engineers
give a standing ovation for a speaker…and Doc brought this crowd to their
feet. Attendees stood in line just to shake Doc’s hand and say thank you –
thank you for inspiring me, thank you for telling us your story, thank you
for reminding us we all can make a difference. Event planners take note: if
you choose to book Doc for your event, you absolutely will impress every
attendee, every Board member, every guest, every client–and YOU will know
you made a difference by making that choice. What an honor it is to have
helped spread Doc’s message!”
American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina

Food Service

“Doc delivers a very inspiring story of how one person can make a difference.
His story covers many continents and tragedies with a central and simple
theme of providing safe water. In today’s complex world, he takes you back to
the basics and points out that sometimes the simplest solutions provide the
best outcome. His story is transferable to many aspects of life where
mission, passion and service intersect. While his story creates impact at the
highest level, you leave inspired to make a difference as well.”
Julie Jones, , Board of Directors, Association for Healthcare Foodservice

“Our conference on May 8th went very well and Doc Hendley was the perfect
closing speaker for the day. Most of our guests (myself included) remarked
that he was the most inspiring speaker they had ever seen. And further, Doc
stayed for our cocktail reception and interacted with our group. A truly
incredible individual, we could not be happier with the results of Doc
Hendley’s program and visit to our national conference.”
Nicole B, Sysco

Health Care
“Thanks again for participating in the Spectrum Health event last week. We
have been hearing nothing but great comments about your presentation. Several
people have approached me and said that it was the best keynote we have ever
had for this event! Thanks again for such a powerful, motivational
presentation!”
Amy, Spectrum Health

“Had the pleasure of meeting you at the ENA Convention in San Diego. You
truly are an inspiration and I thank you for all you do.”
Debbie N.

“Wow wow wow! Doc was beyond phenomenal. Thank you doesn’t begin to cover it.”
Eileen