A great way to keep Fred’s vision alive is to fundraise — online, at school or in your local communities.


Fundraising for us

When you fundraise for The Foundation, every dollar counts towards ending avoidable blindness in the Pacific. No idea is too big or too small. To get you started we've listed some ideas below to get your creative juices flowing.

Create your own fundraising event here

Ideas to get you started

Donate a day

When it comes to birthdays or weddings, many people feel they already have everything they need. In place of gifts, you could ask guests to donate to us instead. Giving the gift of sight makes such a difference to so many people.

Donating a day is nice and easy. We have an Everyday Hero fundraising page for a variety of special occasions — simply choose the one that works best for you.

Fundraise at work or school 

Putting on an event at work or school is a great way to go about fundraising. You just need to decide what to do.

Here are some fundraisers people have supported:

  • Charity run
  • School walk-a-thon
  • Clothes swap — ask your colleagues to bring in their unwanted clothes, and ask for a donation to participate

For more great ideas see ‘How to reach your fundraising goal

Create your own event           

If you're feeling creative, go ahead and design your own fundraising event. You can grow a moustache, shave your head, set a world record, do community work or set your own physical challenge. It’s really up to you.

If you don’t know where to begin, here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Garage sale or market stall — put together some things you no longer need and sell them for fundraising at a garage sale, market stall or online.
  • Give something up — for a week or even a month, choose something to give up like coffee or your Friday night drinks. Then donate the money you’d normally spend to help restore sight in the Pacific.
  • Donate part of your salary — every dollar counts. Donating  as little as  5 percent of your salary each month makes a huge difference.
  • Sausage sizzle  — get in touch with your local hardware store to arrange a sausage sizzle. We can provide you with receipt books, posters and flyers to help make your sausage sizzle a resounding success.

Support a fundraiser

So many Kiwis have fundraised on behalf of The Foundation. Check out what some of our current fundraisers are doing and give them your support!

Visit our Givealittle page

Visit our EverydayHero page

Fundraising resources

Once you’ve decided to fundraise we have heaps of resources available for you to use from PowerPoint presentations to posters and photos.

Fill in this form to request your resources, if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us.

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