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 21 January to Saturday 26 January our fundraisers will be calling from 12 noon until 8:00 pm in the following areas:

Auckland

Auckland suburbs:

  • Blockhouse Bay
  • Cockle Bay
  • Devenport
  • Epsom
  • Freemans Bay
  • Glenfield
  • Grafton
  • Green Bay
  • Grey Lynn
  • Herne Bay
  • Hillcrest
  • Kingsland
  • Lynfeild
  • Massey
  • Morningside
  • Mt Albert
  • Mt Eden
  • Mt Roskill
  • Murrays Bay
  • Narrow Neck
  • Newmarket
  • Northcross
  • Orakei
  • Papakura
  • Parnell
  • Piha
  • Pinehill
  • Ponsonby
  • Pukekohe
  • Ranui
  • Red Hill
  • Remuera
  • Rothsay Bay
  • Sandringham
  • Shelly Park
  • Somerville
  • St Marys Bay
  • Stanley Point
  • Titirangi
  • Totara Vale
  • Wairau Valley
  • Warkworth

Auckland Fundraisers:

  • Adam Trusted
  • Aditya RaamKumar
  • Ben Fahey
  • Cherie Ferguson
  • Daniela Matiz
  • Dhairya Sutaria
  • Jacob Frew
  • Jai Banik
  • Jason Hamon
  • Jon Dutton
  • Linda Liepa
  • Louise Swann
  • Matthew Newton
  • Meagan McCullagh
  • Melanie Gehl
  • Melina Samuels
  • Mihir Patel
  • Riley Malins
  • Sharman Patel
  • Wasmi Alfuzai

Hamilton

Hamilton suburbs:

  • Avalon
  • Berescourt
  • Cambridge
  • Chartwell
  • Chedworth Park
  • Claudelands
  • Crawshaw
  • Dinsdale
  • Enderley
  • Fairfield
  • Fitzroy
  • Flagstaff
  • Frankton
  • Gordonton
  • Grandview Heights
  • Hamilton East
  • Huntington
  • Huntly
  • Leamington
  • Livingston
  • Maeroa
  • Melville
  • Morrinsville
  • Nawton
  • Pukete
  • Queenwood
  • Riverlea
  • Rototuna
  • St Andrews
  • St Petersberg
  • Thordon
  • Western Heights
  • Whitiora

Hamilton Fundraisers:

  • Alicea Makara
  • Andrew Wales
  • Anna Zhui
  • Ashlin Stephens
  • Bill Cox-Morton
  • Caleb Goulsbro
  • Esther McDowall
  • Georgia Haultain
  • Jackson Fletcher
  • Kia Tau Te Rangimarie Davis
  • Madison Brett
  • Madison Luhrs
  • Matthew Wallis

Tauranga

Tauranga suburbs:

  • Bethlehem
  • Gate Pa
  • Greerton
  • Matua
  • Mount Maunganui
  • Omokoroa
  • Otumoetai
  • Papamoa Beach
  • Parkvale
  • Tauranga
  • Tauranga South
  • Te Puke

Tauranga Fundraisers:

  • Brandon Ralph
  • Brendan O’Connor
  • Daniel Davison
  • Daryl Salisbury
  • David Liava’a
  • Fay Kendall
  • Harsha Thanthriwatte
  • Kayleigh Evans
  • Losalio Pani
  • Mirapia Martusheff
  • Nicky Day
  • Patrick Pilitati
  • Ria Raeina
  • Samuel Martin
  • Sayed Khalique
  • Sterling Rhodes

Whanganui/Manawatu

Whanganui/Manawatu suburbs:

  • College Estate
  • Durie Hill
  • Foxton
  • Hunterville
  • Marton
  • Ohakune
  • Raetihi
  • Springvale
  • Taihape
  • Tawhero
  • Wanganui East
  • Whanganui

Whanganui/Manawatu Fundraisers:

  • Ceilidh Ediker
  • Connor Finn bar
  • Jack Hillier
  • Kiri Hakopa
  • Rhys Morgan

Taranaki

Taranaki suburbs:

  • Hawera
  • Patea
  • Waverley

Taranaki Fundraisers:

  • Ceilidh Ediker
  • Gareth Morgan
  • Jack Hillier
  • Kiri Hakopa
  • Rhys Morgan
  • Sandhiya Lata
  • Stevie Taylor

Christchurch

Christchurch suburbs:

  • Aranui
  • Avonside
  • Linwood
  • Northcote/Northwood
  • Sydenham
  • Wainoni

Christchurch Fundraisers:

  • Stacey Scott
Face to Face fundraisier in red guide dogs bib
Blind Foundation fundraiser wearing a red vest and holding an iPad