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

Go Over the Edge


In 2017, Over the Edge for VINE raised over $80,000 to put towards finishing the 5th Floor of the VINE Adult Community Center. In 2018, we raised over $70,000. 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 individuals 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. Over 150 people have raised nearly 200,000 to help us finish the 5th floor of our building. Thanks to all our sponsors and supporters for helping us on this crazy adventure.

Get Involved

Donate: Don’t worry, there’s still time to help. Donate online or download a donation form.  


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.


Thanks to all our sponsors who helped us this year!




AllOver Media, Angie’s Kettle Corn, Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery, Discover Chiropractic, Dunkin Donuts, Fun.com, Hilton Garden Inn, Home Magazine, Kraus-Anderson Construction Company, Pepsi, Pub 500, Space Walk of Mankato, SPX Sports, Thrivent & Wow Zone.

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