Point of Sale Fundraising
Our iconic Collection Dogs and Tap-to-Donate devices enable businesses to raise vital funds for Guide Dogs at no cost, other than a small amount of counter or floor space. By collecting donations on behalf of Guide Dogs, you can support our work enabling independence and changing lives for people in our community.
How do Collection Dogs work?
Our Fundraising volunteers regularly attend businesses to empty and maintain our Collection Dogs. Large Collection Dogs are maintained on site, while small Collection Dogs are replaced with a new dog each time. Once the contents have been counted, businesses receive a letter detailing how much money their dog has collected.
Our large Collection Dogs are around 85 cm tall and are suitable for high volume areas, such as supermarkets, shopping centres and large variety stores. Our small Collection Dogs are about 28 cm tall and can sit on a counter near a cash register, such as a hotel, newsagency or bakery. All our Collection Dogs are labelled with our logo and contact details.
How does Tap-to-Donate work?
Tap-to-Donate technology enables businesses to support Guide Dogs by hosting a small paywave terminal located at their point of sale. The device works just like paywave on a regular eftpos terminal – you simply tap your card to donate a fixed amount of $4 to Guide Dogs.
Tap-to-Donate devices are suitable for any high traffic, public-facing business. They take up minimal counter space and only require access to a power point outlet.
Receipts are not issued by our Tap-to-Donate devices. If you wish to receive a tax deductible receipt with your donation, please visit our donation page.
How can I get involved?
If you would like to be one of the many businesses that support Guide Dogs by hosting a Collection Dog or Tap-to-Donate terminal, please contact our friendly Fundraising team: