(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 387-1666
421 East Hickory Street, Mankato, MN 56001

Go Over the Edge

May 19, 2018


In 2017, Over the Edge for VINE raised over $80,000 to put towards finishing the 5th Floor of the VINE Adult Community Center. Construction will soon begin to expand our Fitness Center to the 5th floor, but we still need more money to add additional meeting, exercises and studio space.

Take your support to new heights!

Over the Edge for VINE is an exciting fundraiser that gives you the chance to raise money to help finish the 5th floor of the VINE Adult Community Center, in exchange for the opportunity to rappel from the roof. The first 100 fundraisers to pay their $85 registration fee and raise $1,000 will go over the edge of our five story building on Saturday, May 19.

Get Involved

Become an Edger: Sign up to raise money to help VINE finish our fifth floor so we can expand our fitness center and provide more programming for older adults in our community.  Sign up to rappel and the first 100 to reach $1,000 go over the edge.  If you raise $1,500 you get to wear a GoPro and keep the video footage of your experience and if you raise $2,000 you get a personalized brick to be permanently installed in the VINE Adult Community Center.  


Donate: Scared to rappel yourself? No problem, you can still donate. Find an edger you want to donate to or donate directly to VINE.  Donate online or download a donation form.  


Volunteer: Join our planning committee or help the day of the event. Contact Paige at 507-386-5573 or paiges@vinevolunteers.com to learn how you can get involved.  

How does it work?

It’s as easy as 123 to start fundraising for Over the Edge for VINE.

1. Join the cause: Sign up to fundraise to help VINE finish the fifth floor of our building and donate the first $25 to yourself.

2. Tell your story: Create your personal fundraising page to let others know why you’re rappelling.

3. Get support: Share your page with friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc. to inform others about VINE and raise money. 


Toss the Boss:  Ask your boss if they would be willing to participate, then create a fundraising page for them and encourage employees to donate to see them rappel from the building.  SIGN UP>

Create a Team:  Gather your friends, family or co-workers to create a team fundraising page and for every $1,000 you raise; you can send one of your team members off the building.  SIGN UP>

Lottery:  Afraid you won’t be able to raise $1,000?  Take a gamble and donate $25.  For every $1,000 raised, we’ll give away one rappelling spot at random to one of the donors.  DONATE>

What is VINE?

VINE Faith in Action was established in 1995, as an interfaith volunteer caregiving organization serving older adults, people with disabilities and individuals and families encountering difficult life situations.

Over the years, staff and programs have been added allowing VINE to assist with chores, meal on wheels, transportation, adult literacy, medical equipment rental, caregiver support, adult respite and an adult community center where aging adults can improve their physical health, socialize with peers and exercise their mind. Throughout its growth, VINE has remained true to its mission to promote quality of life and a culture of caring, sustained by volunteerism, community engagement and support for neighbors in need.

2018 Goal
building height
Needed to rappel
Raised in 2017


  • It was a great opportunity to try something new and push your comfort level. Raising funds for VINE, with its positive community reputation, made it easy.

    2017 Participant
  • The entire day made me smile! From my perspective, it went off without a hitch and it was fun to see costumes and different people participate and cheer people on. Love loved it!

    2017 Volunteer
  • Cool fundraiser, much better than selling junkfood or giftwrap!

    2017 Participant
  • We liked the unique nature of this event – a new and fresh idea that garnered a lot of attention, which resulted in a lot of media coverage and social media chatter, which resulted in a very successful event.

    2017 Sponsor
  • This event couldn’t have been conducted in a more professional manner. I never felt more comfortable doing something totally out of my comfort zone. The best!!!

    2017 Participant


Are there any age or weight restrictions?

We do not have any age restrictions, however, if you are under the age of 18, you’ll need a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Participants must weigh between 100-300 lbs. to safely rappel down the building.

What time do I rappel on Saturday?

Rappel times will be based on when you raise your $1,000. As soon as you reach your goal, you’ll get the opportunity to pick a time to rappel. The sooner you raise your $1,000 the more likely you are to get your desired time. You may also fill out a credit card guarantee form, which will secure your spot before you reach $1,000 and allow you to choose a time before then.

Can I still rappel if I have special needs?

Absolutely, we can accommodate almost all special needs, we just need to know in advance so we can properly prepare.


Learn how your company can get involved and help us reach our goal.




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