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 16th to Saturday 21st October our fundraisers will be calling from 12 noon until 8:30pm in the following areas.

Auckland

Auckland suburbs:

  • Albany
  • Albany Heights
  • Balmoral
  • Beachhaven
  • Beachlands
  • Birkdale
  • Browns Bay
  • Bucklands Beach
  • Devonport
  • Eastern Beach
  • Fairview Heights
  • Glen Eden
  • Glenfield
  • Grey Lynn
  • Helensville
  • Herne Bay
  • Hobsonville
  • Howick
  • Huapai
  • Kohimarama
  • Kumeu
  • Long Bay
  • Maratei
  • Massey
  • Mission Bay
  • Mt Eden
  • Narrow Neck
  • New Lynn
  • Orakei
  • Oteha
  • Orewa
  • Parakai
  • Pinehill
  • Riverhead
  • Sandringham
  • St Heliers
  • Stanley Point
  • Titirangi
  • Torbay
  • Waimauku
  • Warkworth
  • Woodlands Park

 

Auckland fundraisers:

  • Jaron Redfearn
  • Kye Jae (Jack) Tan
  • Kieran Walsh
  • Ocean McManus

 

 

Hamilton

Hamilton suburbs:

  • Charwell
  • Flagstaff
  • Huntington
  • Pukete
  • Rototuna
  • St. Andrews

Hamilton fundraisers:

  • Jaron Redfearn
  • Kye Jae (Jack) Tan
  • Kieran Walsh
  • Ocean McManus

 

Rotorua

Rotorua suburbs:

  • Glenholme
  • Hillcrest
  • Holdens Bay
  • Horohoro
  • Springfield
  • Tarawera
  • Westbrook
  • Western Heights

 

Rotorua fundraisers:

  • Alexandra Kemp
  • Carmel Walton
  • Hayden Te Wini
  • Jahna Kamlade
  • Mikayla Sehnert

 

Manawatu-Wanganui

Manawatu-Wanganui suburbs:

  • Palmerston North:
  • Central
  • Fielding
  • Hokowhitu
  • Milson
  • Roslyn
  • Terrrace End
  • Cloverlea
  • Levin

 

Manawatu-Wanganui fundraisers:

  • Alaric Bragg
  • Andrew Smith
  • Callum Garvey
  • Jesse Stirling
  • Kyle Neil
  • Whetu Wade
  • William Costall

 

 

Wellington

Wellington suburbs:

  • Featherstone
  • Greytown
  • Karori
  • Titahi Bay
  • Whitby

 

Wellington fundraisers:

  • Alex Simpson
  • Criostoir Cullen
  • Moira Reedy
  • Rebecca Girelli

 

 

 

Christchurch

Christchurch suburbs:

  • Beckenham
  • Bishopdale
  • Edgeware
  • Fendalton
  • Hillsborough
  • Hornby
  • Huntsbury
  • Kaiapoi
  • Merivale
  • Opawa
  • Oxford
  • Papanui
  • Pegasus
  • Philipstown
  • Rangiora
  • Richmond
  • St Albans
  • St Martins
  • Templeton
  • Woolston

 

Christchurch fundraisers:

  • Abby Hibbs
  • Benjamin Short
  • Benjamin Warren
  • Francesca Pooley
  • Hannah Gould
  • Jakub Hatcher
  • Joy Issac
  • Katie Drennan
  • Merle Soukup
  • Michael Pudney
  • Sam Collins
  • Stacey Scott
  • Sylvy Millar
  • Xiaochong (Margaret) Mao

 

 

Dunedin

Dunedin suburbs:

  • Bellknowles
  • Macandrew Bay
  • Mornington
  • Musselburgh
  • Ocean Grove
  • Ravensbourne
  • Roseneath
  • Roslyn
  • Sawyers Bay
  • Shiel Hill
  • St Leonards
  • Vauxhill
  • Waverley

 

Dunedin fundraisers:

  • Andrew Benington
  • Arthur Ibbotson
  • Liam Simpkin
  • Nicholas Schuler
  • Noah Leahy

 

 

PFRA Member logo
Face to Face fundraisier in red guide dogs bib
Blind Foundation fundraiser wearing a red vest and holding an iPad