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 14th to Saturday 19th August our fundraisers will be calling from 12 noon until 7:30pm in the following areas.

Auckland

Auckland suburbs:

  • Albany
  • Beachlands
  • Birkdale
  • Birkenhead
  • Chatswood
  • Devonport
  • Freemans bay
  • Gleneden
  • Henderson
  • Herne bay
  • Laingholm
  • Maratei
  • Narrowneck
  • Orakei
  • Parnell
  • Ponsonby
  • Pukekohe
  • Remuera
  • Rosebank
  • Schnapper Rock
  • Stanley point
  • Titirangi
  • Weymouth

 

Auckland fundraisers:

  • Angus McKenzie
  • Elisha Marshall
  • Jack Jye
  • Jaron Redfearn
  • Lisepeta Alefaio
  • Melanie Gehl
  • Melissa Newton Julak
  • Ocean MCManus
  • Satyam Vichare

 

 

Waikato

Waikato suburbs:

  • Hamilton
  • – Huntington
  • – Rototuna
  • – Flagstaff
  • Raglan
  • Cambridge

 

Waikato fundraisers:

  • Angus McKenzie
  • Elisha Marshall
  • Jack Jye
  • Jaron Redfearn
  • Lisepeta Alefaio
  • Melanie Gehl
  • Melissa Newton Julak
  • Ocean MCManus
  • Satyam Vichare

Hastings

Hastings suburbs:

  • Akina
  • Camberley
  • Flaxmere
  • Frimley
  • Havelock North
  • Mahora
  • Mayfair
  • Parkvale
  • Te Mata
  • Waipatu

 

Hastings fundraisers:

  • Alaric Bragg
  • Hayden Te Wini
  • Kyle Neil
  • Matthew Kent
  • William Costall

 

Manawatu-Wanganui

Manawatu-Wanganui suburbs:

  • Palmerston North
  • – Te Awe Awe
  • – Summerhill
  • – West End
  • Wanganui
  • Foxton

 

Manawatu-Wanganui fundraisers:

  • Alexandra Kemp
  • Andrew Smith
  • Graham Sullivan
  • Jacob Gartner
  • Jahna Kamlade
  • Jesse Stirling
  • Samuel Thomsen

 

Wellington

Wellington suburbs:

  • Cambourne
  • Carterton
  • Churton Park
  • Eastbourne
  • Grenada Village
  • Greytown
  • Island Bay
  • Johnsonville
  • Kaiwharawhara
  • Karaka Bay
  • Miramar
  • Mt Vic
  • Paekakariki
  • Paraparaumu
  • Pukerua bay
  • Seatoun
  • Stokes Valley
  • Wadestown
  • Wilton

 

Wellington Fundraisers:

  • Alex Simpson
  • Amy Liu
  • Axelle Duhamel
  • Cristoir Cullen
  • Isadora Santander
  • Kaylin Howard
  • Pete Cartwright
  • Rebecca Girelli
  • William Pinckard

Christchurch

Christchurch suburbs:

  • Aidanfield
  • Avonhead
  • Burnside
  • Halswell
  • Hillmorton
  • Kaiapoi
  • Methven
  • Mt Pleasant
  • New Brighton
  • North New Brighton
  • Oaklands
  • Rakaia
  • Rangiora
  • Riccarton
  • Russley
  • Somerfield
  • Southshore
  • Spreydon
  • Sumner
  • Sydenham
  • Upper Riccarton
  • West Morland
  • Westlake
  • Wigram
  • Woodend

 

Christchurch fundraisers:

  • Benjamin Warren
  • Joy Issac
  • Katie Drennan
  • Merle Soukup
  • Milan Savaliya
  • Nicola Fagan
  • Patrick Lamont
  • Rovina Kereru
  • Sam Collins
  • Sam Dunn
  • Stacey Scott
  • Sylvy Millar

 

Timaru

Timaru suburbs:

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

 

Timaru fundraisers:

  • Benjamin Warren
  • Joy Issac
  • Katie Drennan
  • Merle Soukup
  • Milan Savaliya
  • Nicola Fagan
  • Patrick Lamont
  • Rovina Kereru
  • Sam Collins
  • Sam Dunn
  • Stacey Scott
  • Sylvy Millar

Dunedin

Dunedin suburbs:

  • Wakari

Dunedin fundraisers:

  • Arthur Ibbotson
  • Andrew Benington
  • Liam Simpkin
  • Noah Leahy
  • Zachariah Al-Alami
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Face to Face fundraisier in red guide dogs bib
Blind Foundation fundraiser wearing a red vest and holding an iPad