Celebrating Our Past

We're now only two weeks away from this year's Give to the Max. November 13th is going to be a fun day as we join together as the VLM family to both celebrate our past and invest in our future. As we get closer to the day, there are a few things you can do to help us make this our most successful Give to the Max yet!


Share your camp memories!

We need your help gathering Throwback Thursday pictures and stories. Email your photos to Mev@VLMcamps.org, and we'll post them on VLM's Facebook page throughout the day. Follow along with us at #thisismyVLM and join the conversation with fellow campers, staff, and friends across all generations!


Prizes and Incentives

We hope to raise $40,000 on Give to the Max Day to help invest in the future of VLM!  Donate on November 13th and your gift will go even further through matching funds.

 Or increase the chances of winning a Golden Ticket by splitting your donation and giving often throughout the day. Golden Tickets are awarded through an hourly random drawing that adds $1,000 to an individual donation, and at the end of the day a Super-Sized Golden Ticket worth $10,000 will also be awarded! 

 There are also prizes granted to the top fundraisers at each level. Click here for more information about prizes and incentives offered by GiveMN.


Schedule your Gift

Beginning tomorrow, November 1st, you can schedule your gifts for Give to the Max Day. If you are going to be out of town, or are simply somebody who likes to plan ahead, you can visit our GiveMN page to schedule your donation. On the right side of our page you will find the donation form for GiveMN. You can either choose one of the pre-set amounts or enter one manually. Set your donation preferences and then hit continue to proceed.

Before sending your donation, confirm that it is set for November 13th in order to qualify for matching funds.


Celebrate GTTM Day on the Green Line

Do you live in the cities and take the Green Line to work? 

You have the chance to win prizes for your self, as well as for VLM!  

On Give to the Max Day, GiveMN will be taking over the Green Line in Minneapolis/St Paul! To participate...

Wear green

Look for GiveMN reps in downtown Minneapolis during your morning commute on November 13. They'll be in GiveMN green hats and scarves and offering thousands of dollars in prize incentives to benefit Minnesota nonprofits and schools. If you're wearing green, you might earn some of those prize incentives for VLM - and some lucky commuters might receive a $20 Metro Transit Go-To card!

 GiveMN will also be handing out free on-the-go breakfast snacks and hot cocoa (while supplies last). Look for them out along Nicollet Mall, near the light-rail station on Fifth and Nicollet and in the nearby skyway.

Give on the Go

Use GiveMN.org on your mobile or tablet device to make a donation on the go! GiveMN's website is designed for multiple devices, and their mission is to make it simple, fun and rewarding to give.

Ride home for free

On November 13, go to GiveMN.org to print a special Metro Transit downloadable pass. Show it to the bus operator or transit police for a free ride home. Good for use on any form of transit except Northstar. No purchase or donation required. It's our way of thanking you for visiting GiveMN!

We hope you can join us online November 13th and sometime soon here in God's great northwoods!