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 24 September to Saturday 29 September our fundraisers will be calling from 12 noon until 7:30 pm in the following areas.


Auckland suburbs:

  • Albany Height
  • Bayview
  • Browns BayBelmont
  • Cockle Bay
  • Conifer Grove
  • Epsom
  • Farm Cove
  • Freemans Bay
  • Glen Eden
  • Grafton
  • Hatfields Beach
  • Hauraki
  • Henderson
  • Herne Bay
  • Milford
  • Newmarket
  • Orewa
  • Oteha
  • Pakuranga Heights
  • Palm Heights
  • Parnell
  • Piha
  • Ponsonby
  • Remuera
  • Rothsay Bay
  • Shelly Park
  • Somerville
  • St Marys Bay
  • Sunnyhills
  • Sunnyvale
  • Unsworth Heights
  • Warkworth
  • Wattle Downs
  • Western Heights

Auckland Fundraisers:

  • Alfred Ting
  • Ben Fahey
  • Bob Trolove
  • Cherie Ferguson
  • Connacht Lawerence
  • Dhairya Sutaria
  • Esqatcheon Chan-Foon
  • Ethan Smith
  • Helen Tapu
  • Jon Dutton
  • Josh Perry
  • Mel Gehl
  • Zac Bird



  • Aranui
  • Avondale
  • Avonside
  • Darfield
  • Halswell
  • Hillmorton
  • Kaiapoi
  • Oaklands
  • Parklands
  • Pegasus
  • Queenspark
  • Rangiora
  • Richmond Hill
  • South Bridge
  • St Albans
  • Waimari Beach
  • Wainoni
  • Westhaven
  • Westlake
  • Wigram

Christchurch Fundraisers:

  • Alesha Sami
  • Andre de Joux
  • David Wood
  • Dean Borland
  • Gideon Smith
  • Leon Young
  • Rory Sands
  • Stacey Scott
  • Susan Boniface
  • Tumoana Avaia


Hamilton areas:

  • Avalon
  • Baverstock
  • Cambridge
  • Chartwell
  • Chedworth
  • Claudlands
  • Fairfeild
  • Fitzroy
  • Frankton
  • Gordonton
  • Grandview Heights
  • Hamilton East
  • Huntingdon
  • Huntly
  • Melville
  • Queenwood
  • Riverlea
  • Rototuna
  • ST Petersberg
  • Western Heights

Hamilton Fundraisers:

  • Andrew Wales
  • Anna Barhorst
  • Bill Cox-Morton
  • Kia Tau Te Rangimarie Davis
  • Madison Luhrs
  • Megan Commock
  • Samantha Wei
  • Shania Terry


Gisborne areas:

  • Awapuni
  • Elgin
  • Kaiti
  • Mangapapa
  • Outer Kaiti
  • Riverdale
  • Tamarau
  • Te Harapa
  • Whataupoko

Gisborne Fundraisers:

  • Alexander Gliniecki
  • Douglas Tan
  • Isabella Walker
  • Jai Banik
  • Sharman Patel
Face to Face fundraisier in red guide dogs bib
Blind Foundation fundraiser wearing a red vest and holding an iPad