Every year, through Good in the Hood, we meet charity groups doing incredible things in their neighbourhoods.
These groups have amazing stories that we want to share far and wide. Hopefully, you’ll be as inspired as we are to get on board with their journey – whether that’s giving them a Facebook ‘like’, volunteering or even flicking a donation through their website to help them to continue the good work they do.
Introducing this month’s Good in the Hood Spotlight Group:
Blind Low Vision NZ, formerly the Blind Foundation, provides Kiwis who are blind or have low vision with the practical and emotional support to do the things they need and want to do. Right across the country, Blind Low Vision NZ help Kiwis by providing personalised vision rehabilitation services. As well as supporting individuals, Blind Low Vision NZ seek to make big-picture change by advocating for inclusive communities and for optimal eye care services for all New Zealanders.
Help Blind Low Vision NZ by supporting their Red Puppy Appeal street collection on 13 and 14 March 2020. The Appeal raises funds to support life changing guide dogs. Guide dogs help people who are blind or have low vision retain their freedom and independence to move around safely and confidently. Blind Low Vision NZ breeds and trains about 100 puppies per year, and only the best graduate as guide dogs. As New Zealand's only guide dog service, it's 100% funded by public donations and it is with thanks to the generosity and support of Kiwis that Blind Low Vision NZ can provide guide dogs to people who need them.
As a small token of goodwill, we’re giving Blind Low Vision NZ a $1000 Z Gift Card to help them on their way – and say thanks for helping their slice of Aotearoa New Zealand.