Speaker Cost and Fees
֎ Speaker Flat Fee: $1,000.00
֎ Mileage: .58 Cents a mile from 2906 Innisbrook, Findlay, Ohio 45840, to location of event and the return trip.
֎ If travel is over 4 hours round trip the coverage of a hotel room is requested. Even if travel time is over or under 4 hours the request for an overnight stay may be or not be needed, but is encouraged due to the safety of myself and my service dog Star. This will be handled on a case by case basis.
֎ Any out of State or out of Country requests will be a higher fee with specific arrangements but can be negotiated at the time of the request. I am very open to going out of State or Country for a presentation, so please do not hesitate to ask.
֎ These requests will be handled on a case by case basis.
֎ Travel and certain accommodations will be necessary i.e. airfare, ground transport, hotel accommodations etc.
A donation box will be present as an option for anyone to donate to K9’s For Warriors. Donations would be completely voluntary and by no means required or forced on anyone. Donations can be accepted by cash or check. If donations are made by check, the individual or company can make the check out to “K9’s For Warriors.”
Since K9’s For Warriors is a nonprofit organization they work completely off donations. The waiting list for a Veteran right now is 18-months because of the need for more donations in order to put more Warriors through the program. As more donations come in, the more Warriors they can put through the organization faster. Dogs are ready on site for these Warriors they are just waiting for financial support since everything is covered for the Veteran.
There is also the opportunity to sponsor a dog. Individuals, companies or organizations can sponsor a dog. In other words, anyone can sponsor a dog, but sponsorship of a dog is broken down to $15,000.00 for an individual and $20,000.00 for companies or organizations. The awesome thing about being able to sponsor a dog is that you get constant updates throughout the training process, but best of all you get to name the dog whatever you want. Once the Warrior dog team is complete, the Veteran has the opportunity to get in touch with the sponsor if they so choose. Also, you have the opportunity to attend the graduation if you decide to do so. Best of all that money goes towards saving the life of a dog and a Veteran. These dogs are rescued, and the Warriors have severe PTSD. Twenty-Two Veterans a day commit suicide, so you literally are saving a dog from a kill shelter and a Veteran from possible suicide.
There are other ways you can support the program without a financial commitment by donating gifts! Instead of giving a monetary contribution to the program, you can also gift items that can be used in the kennels or in the clubhouse.
Items that are always needed:
֎ Creamy peanut butter (unopened)
֎ Large KONG chew toys • Nylabones
֎ Jolly Balls (8″ hard plastic without handles)
֎ Petco or PetSmart gift cards
֎ Magic Erasers
֎ Household items such as paper towel, toilet paper, plastic cups and utensils
֎ Office supplies including copy paper and envelopes
Please do not bring dog treats or dog food to donate to K9’s For Warriors due to the service dogs being on a strict diet and eating a certain type of food that is already donated from the company. Thank you for considering that, but it would not be able to be used. However, if you would like to bring things like that to the presentation, we will be sure to donate it in Star’s name to the local shelter in your community. Any goods or items listed above can be brought to the speaking event. Louie and Star will ensure it all gets to the campus in a timely manner.
K9s For Warriors is always looking for special ways in making the program experience for the Warriors better. The Veterans spend three weeks on campus, making Camp K9 their home during that time. The majority of their experience involves training with the Warrior trainers, but there are often times when their time needs to be filled with other, more relaxing activities. For example, there has been art classes held and even had professional masseurs come in and give our Warriors massages. We’ve also been able to accept handmade items that provide additional comfort for the Warriors and dogs. Others have offered their professional services, such as dog grooming and veterinary care, to assist us as well. The staff does an amazing job in trying to keep the Warriors minds off of things during the time that they are on campus. I know it’s hard to believe, but these Warriors are dealing with a lot of stress so the staff does all they can to minimize that as much as possible.
There are a number of ways to use your talents to enhance the program. If you are interested in giving back in this way, please let me know and I would be happy to coordinate in making it happen.
Needs During Speaking Engagement:
֎ Computer that connects HDMI cable to a T.V. or projector for the PowerPoint presentation and a short film.
֎ Projector or T.V. with easy viewing of the presentation and film that has an HDMI connection
֎ A USB remote slide changer if possible
֎ Speaker system in place so the entire audience can hear the presentation
֎ Presentation content (PowerPoint and film) will be on a USB hard drive that can be connected to the provided computer
֎ I will always bring my own computer as well in case it is needed to assist in setting up the presentation and film.