Face to face fundraising

Blind Low Vision NZ 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 Low Vision NZ 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.

Blind Low Vision NZ 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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all fundraisers have been put through updated health and safety processes to ensure they understand how to keep themselves and members of the public safe and physical distancing is being observed, as per the Ministry of Health’s requirements.

 

How do I identify Blind Low Vision NZ fundraisers?

Legitimate Blind Low Vision NZ face to face fundraisers will:

  • be wearing an official red vest displaying the Blind Low Vision NZ 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 Low Vision NZ 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 06 July to Saturday 11 July our fundraisers will be calling from 12 noon until 7:00 pm in the following areas:

Auckland

Auckland suburbs:

  • East Tamaki
  • Flatbush
  • Glen Innes
  • Highland Park
  • Howick
  • Kohimarama
  • Orakei
  • Pakuranga Heights
  • Point England
  • St Heliers
  • St Johns
  • Stonefied

Auckland Fundraisers:

  • Aryn Reti
  • Donna Vaifale
  • Jesse Leatinuu
  • Sayed Khalique
  • Teriana Aratangi

Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay suburbs:

  • Clive
  • Haumoana
  • Otane
  • Waipawa
  • Waipukarua

Hawkes Bay Fundraisers:

  • Alex O’Neill
  • Antonia Kaib
  • Brandon Ralph
  • Corvin Caydan
  • Dorah Mapikitla
  • Florencia Magali
  • Jemma Perrin
  • Kiara Kleinschmidt
  • Lewis Bignell
  • Mirapia Martusheff
  • Nassim Mkichri
  • Nicky Day
  • Patrick Pilitati
  • Raul Fabisik
  • Richard Higgins
  • Ricky Ward
  • Rosie Birch
  • Rutu Yvas
  • Santiago Aizpurua
  • Shakil Gouden
  • Stevie Taylor

Hastings

Hastings suburbs:

  • Akina
  • Camberley
  • Flaxmere
  • Flaxmere East
  • Frimley
  • Hastings
  • Lochain
  • Longlands
  • Mahora
  • Mayfair
  • Parkvale
  • Raureka
  • Saint Leonards
  • Tomoana
  • Waimarama
  • Woolwich

Hastings Fundraisers:

  • Alex O’Neill
  • Antonia Kaib
  • Brandon Ralph
  • Corvin Caydan
  • Dorah Mapikitla
  • Florencia Magali
  • Jemma Perrin
  • Kiara Kleinschmidt
  • Lewis Bignell
  • Mirapia Martusheff
  • Nassim Mkichri
  • Nicky Day
  • Patrick Pilitati
  • Raul Fabisik
  • Richard Higgins
  • Ricky Ward
  • Rosie Birch
  • Rutu Yvas
  • Santiago Aizpurua
  • Shakil Gouden
  • Stevie Taylor

Havelock North

Havelock North suburbs:

  • Havelock North
  • Havelock North Central
  • Te Mata

Havelock North Fundraisers:

  • Alex O’Neill
  • Antonia Kaib
  • Brandon Ralph
  • Corvin Caydan
  • Dorah Mapikitla
  • Florencia Magali
  • Jemma Perrin
  • Kiara Kleinschmidt
  • Lewis Bignell
  • Mirapia Martusheff
  • Nassim Mkichri
  • Nicky Day
  • Patrick Pilitati
  • Raul Fabisik
  • Richard Higgins
  • Ricky Ward
  • Rosie Birch
  • Rutu Yvas
  • Santiago Aizpurua
  • Shakil Gouden
  • Stevie Taylor

Napier

Napier suburbs:

  • Ahuriri
  • Awatoto
  • Bay View
  • Bluff Hill
  • Greenmeadows
  • Hospital Hill
  • Jervoistown
  • Maraenui
  • Marewa
  • Meeanee
  • Napier South
  • Onekawa
  • Pandora
  • Pirimai
  • Poraiti
  • Tamatea
  • Taradale
  • Te Awa
  • Westshore

Napier Fundraisers:

  • Alex O’Neill
  • Antonia Kaib
  • Brandon Ralph
  • Corvin Caydan
  • Dorah Mapikitla
  • Florencia Magali
  • Jemma Perrin
  • Kiara Kleinschmidt
  • Lewis Bignell
  • Mirapia Martusheff
  • Nassim Mkichri
  • Nicky Day
  • Patrick Pilitati
  • Raul Fabisik
  • Richard Higgins
  • Ricky Ward
  • Rosie Birch
  • Rutu Yvas
  • Santiago Aizpurua
  • Shakil Gouden
  • Stevie Taylor
Face to Face fundraisier in red guide dogs bib
Blind Low Vision NZ fundraiser wearing a red vest and holding an iPad