Sponsorships and partnerships

More and more New Zealand companies are recognising the importance of working with like-minded charities. Working with a charity can help motivate your staff and provide greater meaning and purpose in their lives. It can help shape the culture of your organisation and your teams and assist staff in developing their skills.

Big or small, the size of your organisation doesn’t matter. We always welcome any business that would like to join us in ensuring New Zealanders who are blind or have low vision can live a life without limits.

There are many ways you can work with us and benefit from being associated with an iconic New Zealand organisation.

Volunteer for an established event

Working individually or as a team on one of our fundraising events. 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.

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.

Organise your own event

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.

Partnerships

Meet your marketing and corporate social responsibility objectives by partnering with the Blind Foundation. Together we can develop targeted programmes that help position you well in the marketplace.

The Blind Foundation has a well-regarded brand, as well as expertise in developing personally tailored marketing activities to assist with brand positioning and association, sales promotions and customer loyalty and acquisition.  We aim to work with organisations that share our vision, core values and aspirations.

Your company can become a business partner through a formal agreement that may cover activities such as:

  • Event sponsorships
  • Programme sponsorships
  • Promotional partnerships
  • In-kind support such as printing or distribution
  • Corporate volunteering

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.

Interested to learn more?

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