Street Collection FAQs
Is the next street appeal going ahead?
We have reviewed our two annual appeal weeks; Blind Low Vision Week in October, and Guide Dog Puppy Appeal Week in March. This is to ensure that in our ever changing world our key messages and public engagement remain relevant, and enable us to both successfully fundraise and raise awareness with our clients, community supporters and the general public around the important and varied work undertaken by Blind Low Vision NZ.
After thorough consideration of market conditions and the specific identities of the two appeal weeks, the following decision has been made:
Guide Dog Puppy Appeal will remain fundraising led and focused and will be the primary volunteer-led community activity as our one and only annual street appeal.
Blind Low Vision Week will become a flagship week for raising public awareness and engagement. Every year a ‘theme’ will highlight key advocacy, services, and client-focused priorities along with calls to action for our clients and supporting community as a whole.
What steps are we taking for contactless donations?
We are displaying QR Codes on our “scan to donate” flyers. Some collection sites may also have Paywave EFTPOS machines available.
When is the next street collection?
The Guide Dog Puppy Appeal Street Collection is on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th March 2022
What does a collector do?
As a volunteer collector, you’ll help us collect donations to support Kiwis who are blind, deafblind, or have low vision – thank you! You’ll be provided with a bib and a bucket, and assigned a time and location by your local coordinator. All you need to do is donate a couple of hours of your time, smile, be friendly and have fun!
How long do I collect for?
Most people sign up to collect for two-hour shifts. If you would like to do less or more, please let us know when you register.
Can I choose my exact collection time and location?
When will I know my time and location?
Do I have to wear the bib and carry the bucket?
Can I bring my dog?
What does coordinating a street collection involve?
Can I become a coordinator?
What is a support coordinator?
What is involved in volunteering?
- You will be assigned to a coordinator to help guide you through the process.
- The minimum collection time is 2 hours.
- Click on the following link to open up our Health & Safety documents.
How much did we raise last collection?
You can see the total for each region by clicking the following link “2021 Red Puppy Appeal Regional Totals”