Thank You for Your Support on GTMD!

Thank you to everyone who made a donation to Vinland Center on Give to the Max Day! Thanks to your generous support, we raised a total of $9,120!

More than $18 million was raised for Minnesota’s non-profits yesterday, a new Give to the Max Day record.

Vikings Package Winner

Congratulations to Garry Winter for winning the Vikings Package! Special thanks to Duane & Patti Reynolds and Martin & Debi Teall for donating the 2 Vikings tickets and $100 Old Spaghetti Factory gift card for the prize package.

Your Donations in Action

Last year, 89¢ of every $1 donated to Vinland went directly to providing services to our clients. Your donations fund our core programs and several complementary care programs.

For more information about how your donations make a difference at Vinland, click here. As always, your donation to Vinland Center is tax-deductible.

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Infographic: The Skeptics Guide to Meditation

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Get Ready for Snow!

Vinland Center is excited to announce the Sixth Annual Winter Walkabout, which will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015.


“This is a fun opportunity for our supporters to get outside in the winter and see the beautiful property at Vinland’s main campus on Lake Independence,” said Mary Roehl, Vinland’s executive director. “The music, bonfire, and hot food really make this a festive event!”

Last year, more than 175 people attended the event. Through the support of snowshoers and sponsors, we raised more than $50,000!


We are excited to offer a reduced registration fee this year! The registration fee is now $15 per person, which includes a t-shirt and hot lunch.


The Winter Walkabout is open to people of all fitness and experience levels. People who have never been snowshoeing can attend the Winter Walkabout and have a great time snowshoeing. There is a very short learning curve with snowshoeing. If you can walk, you can snowshoe!

In addition to the snowshoe walk, activities will include:

  • Raffle drawings for great prizes
  • 50/50 cash pot raffle drawing
  • Heads & Tails game
  • Kids’ activities

All proceeds from the Winter Walkabout benefit Vinland Center.

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Give to the Max Day is here!

Give to the Max Day is here! Donate now!

Win a Vikings Package

Last year, Give to the Max Day was a huge success. Vinland Center was privileged to receive $20,000 in donations in just 24 hours. To show our appreciation of this success and to make today even more special, Vinland Center is giving back to donors to show appreciation. When you donate to Vinland through today, you are entered into a drawing to win a special Vikings Package! The Vikings Package includes two tickets to the Vikings game on Saturday, December 7 when they take on the NY Jets, as well as a $100 Old Spaghetti Factory gift card! Every donation qualifies as an entry — so the more times you donate, the better your changes are for winning!

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Golden Tickets

In addition, every gift made to Vinland Center on increases our chances of winning a $1,000 Golden Ticket – an hourly drawing that adds $1,000 to a person’s donation, randomly selected from donors who gave during each hour today. To conclude Give to the Max Day, one donation from today will be randomly selected for a $10,000 super-size Golden Ticket! The more times you donate, the more chances Vinland has at winning these magical Golden Tickets!

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Why Donations Matter

By donating to Vinland, you can make a difference in the lives of adults with disabilities. In 2012, 89¢ of every $1 donated to Vinland went directly to providing services to our clients. Donations from supporters allow Vinland to provide excellent beneficial services to clients. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), every $1 spent on treatment saves society $7 from reduced health care costs, reduced crime, and increased productivity. Graduates of our program have reduced medical and legal expenses, and increased employment earnings.

Thank you for your support this Give to the Max Day! Click here to donate now!

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Got Your 6

Today is Veterans Day, a day to remember the men and women who have served our country. This Veterans Day, Got Your 6 wants to highlight the veterans who are making a difference in their communities.

What is “Got Your 6″?

Got Your 6 is a campaign that believes veterans are leaders, team builders, and problem solvers who have the unique potential to strengthen communities across the country. As a coalition, Got Your 6 works to integrate these perspectives into popular culture, engage veterans and civilians together to foster understanding, and empower veterans to lead in their communities. Got Your 6 knows that most veterans leave the military seeking new challenges, and the campaign ensures that there are opportunities for them to continue their service.

In the military, “Got your six” means “I’ve got your back.” The saying originated with World War I fighter pilots referencing a pilot’s rear as the six o’clock position. It is now a ubiquitous term in the military that highlights the loyalty and cooperation found in military culture.

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Veterans Day Meals & Deals

There are several companies that want to thank veterans for their service by offering special deals on Veterans Day. Click the image below to see a list compiled by

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Infographic: The Science of Happiness

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Meet Our Intern Claire

ClaireClaire Wicklander is an intern in Vinland’s residential chemical health program. She is currently enrolled at Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Center City, Minnesota. She is completing her license in addiction counseling.

Why are you interested in chemical health?
My passion is for helping people.

Why were you interested in an internship at Vinland?
I previously worked in the medical field, and I really like the aspect of brain injury and chemical health combined.

What are your goals after graduation?
To get a job in my field that works with chemical health.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m currently watching Breaking Bad. I also like to hang out with my dog and my boyfriend. My homework keeps me very busy.

Where did you last go on vacation?

Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?

What is your favorite TV show, movie, or book?
Well, when I was younger my favorite movie was Simon Birch.

If you were immortal for a day, what would you do?
Go skydiving and bungee jumping

What is your favorite quote?
“One day at a time”

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