Fundraise for us

The Blind Foundation is dependent on community and business support to help fund essential support for New Zealanders who are blind or have low vision.  We welcome support from companies and organisations of all shapes and sizes.

Organise your own fundraiser

You can organise your own fundraising activities to support the Blind Foundation. We can provide you with useful tips on how to run a successful fundraising event, plus we can support your programme with branding and a range of blindness-related information.

  • Hold a golfing event and invite your suppliers to support you to raise funds for the Blind Foundation
  • Tailor an event to fit your corporate culture and help reinforce your values to staff e.g. about fitness (fun run), creativity (craft sale), competition (trivia night).
  • Raise funds through a company event such as your Christmas party.

To discuss opportunities with us, please email Philippa Eriksson or call her on 09 355 6910.

Participate in an established event

The Blind Foundation’s portfolio of events includes a range of iconic and enjoyable fundraisers that your company or organisation can get involved in:

Red Puppy Bikkie Day

Every year, bakers from across New Zealand don their aprons and bake and sell puppy-shaped bikkies to support Blind Foundation guide dogs. If you or your company love to bake, this is the event for you!

Red Puppy Appeal

Get a team together to raise funds for guide dogs by volunteering for the Red Puppy Appeal street collection in March.

Blind Week

Losing your sight can be life-shattering. Each October volunteers across the country raise funds to provide essential practical and emotional support for people who are blind or have lost their sight.

Dogs Unite

Get a group of dog lovers together and make your pet pooches superheroes for the day by doing a sponsored walk for guide dogs. You can run your own Dogs Unite event or participate in an event near you. Find out more at

Marathons and fun runs

Get a team from work together to participate in a challenge event or a fun run for a good cause! We’ll provide you with all the support you need. Find out what events are coming up.