Our Partnership Ethos
Australian Lions Hearing Dogs have a variety of generous corporate partners who provide invaluable support to our business, from cash sponsorship to gift in-kind. Without the help from our partners, we simply could not achieve our much-needed goals of supporting the deaf and hard of hearing community across Australia.
We are always looking to partner with more businesses, and strongly believe in an equally beneficial relationship. We believe in giving back, and negotiating with individual business needs is a significant part of this. If you are interested in developing a partnership with Australian Lions Hearing Dogs, please contact Tass Schmidt, Development Director, or Alix Katala, Fundraising Manager, on (08) 8388 7836 for a confidential discussion.
As a core Lions Initiative, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs receives ongoing support from Lions Australia and various Lions Clubs around the country. Many Clubs choose to independently support ALHD financially and vote to make contributions to the organisation annually. We are humbled by their ongoing support.
Specsavers Audiology is passionate about providing high quality and affordable hearing care to the community. With over 165 stores across Australia and continuing to grow, Specsavers Audiology has an ethos shared by ALHD of providing localised access to the best quality care for people struggling with hearing loss. ALHD couldn’t hope for a more aligned audiology partner. We are very proud to be sponsored by Specsavers Audiology as we expand our facilities over the coming years and provide even more Hearing Assistance Dogs to people in need around Australia.
BlackHawk is an integral partner to ALHD, providing a large part of highly-nutritious food required to keep our dogs in training fit and healthy (and even our resident cats!). Thanks to BlackHawk, we are able to feed our dogs high-quality food; we are incredibly grateful for their generosity.
Mt Barker Pet Care Centre are a crucial sponsor of ALHD, providing half of our dogs’ nutritional needs. As long-serving sponsors of ALHD, we are extremely thankful for their ongoing support to our dog program.
Reid Print are a local Adelaide Hills business and great supporter of Australian Lions Hearing Dogs. For many years, Reid Print have sponsored our pups-in-training, and owners Mike and Leanne have even taken some of our puppies into their own home as Foster Carers. Reid Print provide ALHD with sponsored printing packages to allow us to communicate our great work with the public.
Jarrett Motor Co. are another local business to the Adelaide Hills, and provide ALHD with not only cash contributions each year but support toward our work vehicles used for dog training. Jarretts have become a great friend of ALHD over the years and we are sincerely thankful for their ongoing support.
SA Power Networks’ Employee Foundation have been supporters of ALHD for the last three years, and their contribution focuses on our dog rescue program. Their support allows ALHD to adopt rescue dogs from other organisations and give them a second chance at life as a Hearing Assistance Dog.
AMP Advice Wayville are the financial planners for Australian Lions Hearing Dogs and have provided a puppy sponsorship towards ‘Sparky’. Our long-term partnership with AMP Advice Wayville is built on ingenuity and a mutual love for our service dogs.
Forerunner are a local computing and IT services business who support ALHD with website design and development, domain management, and other computing requirements to ensure the smooth running of the organisation. With their affordable services, ALHD are able to engage a high-quality service and solution for our digital needs.
“Reid Print have been proud supporters of ALHD for eight years. It has been our joy to donate various goods and services over the years such as design work and discounted printing. We feel we are having a small part in the wonderful, worthwhile work that is provided by staff and other volunteers on a regular basis. In 2018 when ALHD extended its training program to include within it a puppy program, we were excited to volunteer our time and energy to this exciting new venture as puppy foster carers.
As carers for puppies, we have been responsible for basic puppy training and socialising. We currently have our 4th pup, Benny, in our home and at our business. This has added an element of joy to our days and brings a smile to many of our customers. Plenty of opportunities are raised to speak at some length about the essential services that ALHD provides. We are so proud of all our young trainees. We feel we have raised them to be useful to ALHD and waved goodbye to them as proud parents while they begin their adult journey as valuable members of society. We have been very honoured to have this privilege.”
– Mike and Leanne, owners of Reid Print.