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 20 January to Saturday 01 February our fundraisers will be calling from 12 noon until 8:00 pm in the following areas:


Auckland suburbs:

  • Beach Haven
  • Clarks Beach
  • East Tamaki
  • Glen Innes
  • Glendene
  • Glendowie
  • Green Bay
  • Howick
  • Mount Wellington
  • Ngatea
  • Orakei
  • Otahuhu
  • Paeroa
  • Pakuranga
  • Panmure
  • Papukura North
  • Parnell
  • Point England
  • Red Hill
  • St Johns
  • Stonefields
  • Thames
  • Unsworth Heights
  • Waiuka
  • Weymouth

Auckland Fundraisers:

  • Abbie Sandford
  • Alex O’Neill
  • Ashish Kapoor
  • Brandon Ralph
  • Charlie Jones
  • Daniel Kristaps Salzemnieks
  • Danielle Tia
  • David Lowe
  • Donna Vaifale
  • Gareth Rhys Morgan
  • Grace Bogitini
  • Helen Shaw
  • Jemma Perrin
  • Jennifer Nova
  • Jessee Leatinuu
  • Josie Carr
  • Kelly Stirling-Smith
  • Kiara Kleinschmidt
  • Kiri Hakopa
  • Mirapia Martusheff
  • Patrick Pilitati
  • Ricky Ward
  • Samuel Martin
  • Sayed Khalique
  • Shakil Gounden
  • Stevie Taylor
  • Uldis Lesnicus

New Plymouth

New Plymouth suburbs:

  • Bell Block
  • Blagdon
  • Eltham
  • Ferndale
  • Fitzroy
  • Frankleigh Park
  • Glen Avon
  • Hawera
  • Highlands Park
  • Inglewood
  • Lynmouth
  • Marfell
  • Merrilands
  • Moturoa
  • New Plymouth
  • Normandy
  • Oakura
  • Opunake
  • Spotswood
  • Strandon
  • Stratford
  • Upper Vogel Town
  • Vogel Town
  • Waitara
  • Welbourn
  • Westown
  • Whalers Gate

New Plymouth Fundraisers:

  • Abbie Sandford
  • Brandon Ralph
  • Charlie Jones
  • Daniel Kristaps Salzemnieks
  • Harry Mccann
  • Helen Shaw
  • Jemma Perrin
  • Josie Carr
  • Kelly Stirling-Smith
  • Kiara Kleinschmidt
  • Samuel Martin
  • Uldis Lesnicus


Christchurch suburbs:

  • Ashburton
  • Hei Hei
  • Lincoln
  • Rangiora

Christchurch Fundraisers:

  • Phil Roberts
Face to Face fundraisier in red guide dogs bib
Blind Foundation fundraiser wearing a red vest and holding an iPad