Face to face fundraising

The Blind Foundation is working with a professional marketing organisation to visit members of the public at their homes to give them the opportunity to become Red Puppy Sponsors.

Why are we doing this?

It takes more than two years to breed and train a Blind Foundation guide dog, and so the regular support of Red Puppy Sponsors is essential to support these amazing wee puppies through their training. Face to face fundraising enables us to talk to thousands of New Zealanders about guide dogs and the difference these puppies will one day make for Kiwis who are blind or have low vision.

The Blind Foundation is a member of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA). The PFRA works with charities to ensure quality, integrity and transparency in face to face fundraising by creating an atmosphere of public confidence and regulatory satisfaction.

 

How do I identify Blind Foundation fundraisers?

Legitimate Blind Foundation face to face fundraisers will:

  • be wearing an official red vest displaying the Blind Foundation Guide Dogs logo
  • be displaying an identification badge with their name, photo and identification number
  • never ask for or accept¬†a cash donation
  • be carrying up-to-date Blind Foundation Guide Dogs literature and an iPad

 

Why are the fundraisers using iPads?

We are constantly looking at ways to reduce costs and to improve the performance of our fundraising efforts. Using iPads lowers the cost of administration; eliminates errors that could mean we can’t process your donation or contact you about it, and it is extremely secure. For example, personal information and donation details (e.g. credit card details) are instantly encrypted using bank-grade encryption.

 

 

Our team and locations

Each week we will publish the neighbourhoods where our fundraisers will be visiting.
From Monday 16 September to Saturday 21 September our fundraisers will be calling from 12 noon until 7:30 pm in the following areas:

Auckland

Auckland suburbs:

  • Ellerslie
  • Flat Bush
  • Forrest Hill
  • Mount Wellington
  • One Tree Hill
  • Onehunga
  • Otahuhu
  • Otara
  • Pukekohe
  • Stonefields
  • Sunnynook
  • Te Awhina Ngataki
  • Wiri

Auckland Fundraisers:

  • Alex ONeill
  • Brandon Ralph
  • Charlie Jones
  • Dion Stitt
  • Jemma Perrin
  • Josie Carr
  • Kiri Hakopa
  • Sayed Khalique
  • Yannick Barth

Whangarei

Whangarei suburbs:

  • Avenues
  • Dargville
  • Kaikohe
  • Kaitaia
  • Kamo
  • Kawakawa
  • Kensington
  • Kerikeri
  • Moerewa
  • Morningside
  • Okaihau
  • Onerahi
  • Otangarei
  • Paihia
  • Parahaki
  • Raumanga
  • Regent
  • Riverside
  • Tikipunga
  • Whangerei
  • Whau Valley
  • Woodhill

Whangarei Fundraisers:

  • Daryl Salisbury
  • David Moala
  • Falani Liavva
  • Harleigh Jones
  • Jesse Leatinuu
  • Jojo Riley
  • Kyle Karlin
  • Uldis Lesnicus

Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty suburbs:

  • Bellvue
  • Bethlehem
  • Brookfield
  • Gate Pa
  • Greerton
  • Hairini
  • Judea
  • Katikati
  • Matua
  • Maungatapu
  • Mount Maunganui
  • Otumoetai
  • Papampa Beach
  • Parkvale
  • Tauranga
  • Tauranga South
  • Te Puke
  • Welcome Bay
  • Whangamata

Bay of Plenty Fundraisers:

  • Danielle Tia
  • Helen Shaw
  • Mike Hutchinson
  • Nicky Day
  • Ria Raeina

Wellington

Wellington suburbs:

  • Belmont
  • Brentwood
  • Crofton Downs
  • Grenada Village
  • Harbour View
  • Hataitai
  • Heretaunga
  • Karaka Bays
  • Khandallah
  • Kilbernie
  • Korokoro
  • Levin
  • Maungaraki
  • Maupuia
  • Miramar
  • Newlands
  • Ngaio
  • Normandale
  • Otaki
  • Paekakariki
  • Paparangi
  • Pukerua Bay
  • Roseneath
  • Stokes Valley
  • Tirohanga
  • Trentham
  • Woodlands

Wellington Fundraisers:

  • Daniel Tanner
  • Jedidiah Thorp
  • Jon Louder
  • Kyle Schultz
  • Peter Cartwright
  • PK Hill
  • Sharkara Jane
  • Tilde Hammer

Christchurch

Christchurch suburbs:

  • Broomfield
  • Burnham
  • Clifton
  • Cracroft
  • Darfield
  • Delamain
  • Glentunnel
  • Hei Hei
  • Kaiapoi
  • Kirwee
  • Marshland
  • Masham
  • Moncks Spur
  • Parklands
  • Pegasus
  • Queens Park
  • Riccarton Park
  • Rolleston
  • Sheffield
  • Sockburn
  • The Pines Beach
  • Waddington
  • Waimari Beach
  • West Melton
  • Westmorland

Christchurch Fundraisers:

  • Philip Roberts
  • Susan Dunn
Face to Face fundraisier in red guide dogs bib
Blind Foundation fundraiser wearing a red vest and holding an iPad