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?

Blind Foundation fundraiser
A Blind Foundation fundraiser wearing the official red vest.

Legitimate Blind Foundation face to face fundraisers will:

  • be wearing an official red vest (pictured) 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.

Where is this taking place?

Each week we will publish the neighbourhoods where our fundraisers will be visiting.

From Monday 19th June to Saturday 24th June our fundraisers will be calling from 12 noon until 7:30pm in the following areas.

Auckland

Palmerston North

Wellington

Christchurch

Timaru

Dunedin

Auckland suburbs:

Bayswater
Beachlands
Belmont
Birkdale
Birkenhead
Cambride
Chatswood
Devonport
Flagstaff
Freemans Bay
Gleneden
Greenheights
Grey Lynn
Henderson
Herne Bay
Huntington
Laingholm
Maratei
Narrowneck
Northcote
Orakei
Parnell
Ponsonby
Pukekohe
Raglan
Remuera
Rototuna
Schnapper Rock
Stanley Point
Sunnyvale
Te Atatu Peninsula
Titirangi
Weymouth

Auckland fundraisers:

Andrew Robinson
Andrew Robinson
Angus McKenzie
Dhaval Patel
Gretal Gomez
Jaron Redfearn
Kerry Stratton
Luana Schramme
Melanie Gehl
Satyam McKenzie

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Palmerston North suburbs:

Brightwater
Bulls
Hokowhitu
Kelvin Grove
Levin
Palmerston North
Papaeoia
Sanson
Shannon
Terrace End

Palmerston North fundraisers:

Graham Sullivan
Hayden Te Wini
Ihaia Kunaiti
James Dupuis
Jesse Turner
Joshua Knight
Monique Tipping
Selena O’Regan
William Costall
Zoe Stewart

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Wellington suburbs:

Aro valley
Avalon
Churton park
Days Bay
Eastbourne
Glenside
Highbury
Kelburn
Naenae
Taita
Waikanae

Wellington fundraisers:

Aime Price
Jacob Black
Kaylin Howard
Louise Naase
Lucy Jessop
Pete Cartwright
Rebecca Girelli

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Christchurch suburbs:

Avonhead
Belfast
Broomfield
Casebrook
Hei Hei
Hornby
Islington
Kirwee
Leeston
Methven
Mt Pleasant
New Brighton
North New Brighton
Northcote
Papanui
Parklands
Redwood
Riccarton
Russley
Southshore
Upper Riccarton
Waimairi Beach
West Melton

Christchurch fundraisers:

Antoine Szadeczki
Jansen Porter
Joy Issac
Merle Soukup
Nazreen Bransby
Patrick Lamont
Sam Collins
Stacey Scott

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Timaru suburbs:

Geraldine
Gleniti
Glenwood
Grantlea
Highfield
Kensington
Marchwiel
Oamaru
Parkside
Seaview
Temuka
Waimataitai
Waimati
Watlington
West End

Timaru fundraisers:

Amber Hawkins

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Dunedin suburbs:

Forbury
Maori Hill
St Clair

Dunedin fundraisers:

Arthur Ibbotson
Liam Simpkin

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