Kiwi’s are being called to action by the Blind Foundation, as the charity prepares to raise their next generation of guide dogs.
The Red Puppy Appeal was created to bring those in need a lifetime companion who will act as their assistant and best friend. With over 30,000 people in New Zealand affected by low vision or blindness, this cause is certainly a worthy one to get behind.
On March 22-23rd volunteers will be travelling across the country to collect donations which will go towards the breeding, training and care of the next generation of guide dogs. The organisation is calling for support from anyone who could lend a helping hand.
“We’re encouraging Kiwis across the country to get involved in volunteering during the appeal to support poppies on their journey to becoming life-changing guide dogs. “
Last year, the Red Puppy Appeal was able to raise $800,000 for the cause, which makes a huge impact for vision impaired New Zealanders.
“Guide dogs are trained to enable a person with sight loss to do day-to-day tasks like navigating public transport with new-found confidence and safety.”
For information on how you can do your part, you can register online with the Red Puppy Foundation or call 0800 PUPPIES.