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 July to Saturday 21st July our fundraisers will be calling from 12 noon until 7:30 pm in the following areas.


Auckland suburbs:

  • Albany Height
  • Algies Bay
  • Beach Haven
  • Birkdale
  • Chatswood
  • Cockle Bay
  • Epsom
  • Forrest Hill
  • Freemans Bay
  • Glen Eden
  • Grafton
  • Henderson
  • Herne Bay
  • Highland Park
  • Hillsborough
  • Howick
  • Long Bay
  • Meadow Bank
  • Milford
  • Mt Roskill
  • Newmarket
  • Palm Heights
  • Parnell
  • Ponsonby
  • Snells Beach
  • St Marys Bay
  • Sunnyvale
  • Te Atatu Peninsula
  • Te Atatu South
  • Torbay
  • Waiake
  • Waikowhai
  • Western Heights
  • Weymouth

Auckland fundraisers:

  • Alfred Ting
  • Ben Fahey
  • Cherie Ferguson
  • Connacht Lawrence
  • DeeJay Sutaria
  • Gaige Ross
  • Hoai Anh Pham (Tracey)
  • Jason Jack
  • Jon Dutton
  • Joshua Perry
  • Liam Simpkin
  • Melanie Gehl
  • Michael Saxon
  • Mohit Dhillon
  • Ocean McManus
  • Sharman Patel
  • Sheila Rodriguez
  • Tina Soonalafo
  • Tino Fremont
  • Zac Bird



  • Beckenham
  • Broomfield
  • Fendalton
  • Hei Hei
  • Hillsborough
  • Huntsbury
  • Islington
  • Merivale
  • Methven
  • Moncks Bay
  • Northcote
  • Northwood
  • Opawa
  • Papanui
  • Philipstown
  • Redwood
  • Regents Park
  • Richmond Hill
  • Sockburn
  • St Andrews Hill
  • St Martins
  • Sumner
  • Sydenham
  • Waltham

Christchurch Fundraisers:

  • David Wood
  • Dean Borland
  • Dylan Wilson
  • Gideon Smith
  • Lauren Amundson
  • Leon Young
  • Merle Soukup
  • Niclas Probst
  • Rory Sands
  • Stacey Scott
  • Susan Boniface
  • Swapnil Kumar
  • Tensing Fetu
  • Warwick Schruer

Palmerston North & Wanganui


  • Hawera
  • Summer Hill
  • West End
  • Whanganui


  • Alexandra Kemp
  • Eden Coll
  • Jesse Stirling
  • Lily Stablein
  • Stephanie Greig
  • Taneisha Robinson
  • William Costall


Wellington suburbs:

  • Alicetown
  • Aotea
  • Aro Valley
  • Broadmeadows
  • Highbury
  • Johnsonville
  • Kelburn
  • Levin
  • Newlands
  • Otaki
  • Papakowhai
  • Paparangi
  • Paremata
  • Petone
  • Riverstone Terrace
  • Stokes Valley
  • Wilton
  • Woodville

Wellington fundraisers:

  • Aaron Ogaki
  • Analijia Thomas
  • Andrew Wales
  • Bill Cox-Morton
  • Colin Laine
  • Fisher Gangemi
  • Liam Stapleton
  • Maureen Hunt
  • Nicole Calmet
  • Peter Cartwright
  • Rebecca Girelli
  • Sebastian Quack
  • Shakara Jane
Face to Face fundraisier in red guide dogs bib
Blind Foundation fundraiser wearing a red vest and holding an iPad