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 23 March to Saturday 28 March our fundraisers will be calling from 12 noon until 8:00 pm in the following areas:

Auckland

Auckland suburbs:

  • Avondale
  • Beach Haven
  • Clarks Beach
  • Devonport
  • Drury
  • East Tamaki
  • Favona
  • Flat Bush
  • Freemans Bay
  • Glen Innes
  • Glendene
  • Glendowie
  • Glenfield
  • Green Bay
  • Helensville
  • Herne Bay
  • Howick
  • Huapai
  • Kumeu
  • Manurewa
  • Mount Albert
  • Mount Wellington
  • Muriwai
  • Narrow Neck
  • Ngatea
  • Orakei
  • Otahuhu
  • Otara
  • Paeroa
  • Pakuranga
  • Panmure
  • Papakura North
  • Papatoetoe
  • Parnell
  • Point Chevalier
  • Point England
  • Pukekohe
  • Randwick Park
  • Ranui
  • Red Hill
  • St Johns
  • St Marys Bay
  • Stanley Point
  • Stonefields
  • Swanson
  • Takanini
  • Tamaki
  • Te Atatu Peninsula
  • Thames
  • Totara Vale
  • Unsworth Heights
  • Waimauku
  • Wairua Valley
  • Waiuku
  • Weymouth
  • Whangaparaoa
  • Windy Ridge

Auckland Fundraisers:

  • Alex O’Neill
  • Aryn Reti
  • David Lowe
  • Donna Vaifale
  • Duaine Thompson
  • Jesse Leatinuu
  • Kiri Hakopa
  • Mirapia Martusheff
  • Patrick Pilitati
  • Sayed Khalique
  • Shakil Gouden
  • Shannon Frost
  • Stevie Taylor
  • Than Winn

Napier/Hastings

Napier/Hastings:

  • Camberley
  • Dannevirke
  • Flaxmere
  • Frimley
  • Green meadows
  • Hastings
  • Haumoana
  • Havelock North
  • Mahora
  • Maraenui
  • Marewa
  • Mayfair
  • Napier
  • Onekawa
  • Otane
  • Parkvale
  • Pirimai
  • Poraiti
  • Raureka
  • St. Leonards
  • Tamatea
  • Taradale
  • Te Awa
  • Te Mata
  • Waimarama
  • Waipawa
  • Waipukurau
  • Wairoa
  • West Shore

Napier/Hastings Fundraisers:

  • Andrew Barker
  • Brandon Ralph
  • Charlie Jones
  • Corvin Caydan
  • Daniel Kristaps Salzemnieks
  • Eve Mutu
  • Gareth Rhys Morgan
  • Harry O’Callaghan
  • Hunnie Patuwai
  • Jakob Munch
  • Jemma Green
  • Jemma Perrin
  • Josie Carr
  • Kelly Sitrling-Smith
  • Kiara Kleinschmidt
  • Malio Soakimi
  • Nicky Day
  • Nolan Aveezies
  • Ricki Ward
  • Ryan Williams
  • Uldis Lesnicus

Christchurch

Christchurch suburbs:

  • Ashburton
  • Cheviot
  • Waltham
  • Woodend
  • Woolston

Christchurch Fundraisers:

  • Oriana Setz
  • Phil Roberts
  • Sam Dixon
  • Summer Mouatt
Face to Face fundraisier in red guide dogs bib
Blind Foundation fundraiser wearing a red vest and holding an iPad