Grandparents for Education is an organization of volunteers designed to provide schools and school children access to caring supportive actual and honorary grandparents and to provide opportunities for these volunteers to engage in meaningful activities in a school setting.

We are always looking for new volunteers.  If you are interested please fill out the volunteer application.

We need board members for GFE, if anyone is interested or knows anyone who would be a good fit for our organization, please call Linda at 507-390-4468 or email at lindabreyer@hughes.net .

You may contact us by email at lindabreyer@hughes.com or call Linda Breyer at 507-390-4468.



Recent Events:

March Birthday’s:

La Gene Akers, Jerry Atkinson, Leann Boyd, Judy Quinlivan, and Joyce Simcox. To all of you a Happy Birthday!

 Personal Notes:

Melda Bang was in Rochester for a broken right knee on February 11.  Please send her cards and prayers at 2260 LaCasa Ln. SE, Owatonna, MN  55060.

Jo Wolfgram broke her arm in January and will be laid up until end of February or beginning of March.  Please wish her well at 2235 St Paul Road, Owatonna, MN  55060.

Sondra is still on the mend but has been out an about.  If you have a moment drop her a line.  Home address: 1497 Autumn Drive SE, Owatonna, MN 55060

Gracie Hosfield has been struggling with injuries since September starting with hip replacement, 2 breaks in her femur on the same side, followed by pulmonary embolism.  Please send cards of encouragement to: 2861 Meadowview Lane NE.

Mary Overlee-Olson – I have no update this month. Please drop her a card if you can at: 360 Thomas Ave., Owatonna, MN  55060.

Marsha Christiansen is looking for visitors.  She is feeling fine and ready to visit with everyone.  Please stop in for a visit or send cards to Brookdale, 334 Cedardale Dr., Owatonna, MN 55060, room B10.

Fred Ventura is at home and appreciates hearing from all of you as he can no longer get into the classroom. Please send cards or well wishes to: 566 Maple Drive, Owatonna, MN  55060.

Please keep all of these wonderful volunteers in your prayers.

 If you know of anyone else who needs our support and prayers through surgery or a long illness, please let Linda know.

 Volunteers Needed

Remember if you get a new volunteer to join our organization, you will receive a $5 gift card from HyVee as a thank you.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities:

 Volunteer Connect

United Way of Steele County has established a website for all community volunteer organizations to post what’s coming up and when they need volunteers.

Please check it out by going to http://volunteerconnect.unitedwaysteelecounty.org .

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give Linda a call

Upcoming Events:

 Fish Fry

The Knights of Columbus fish fry this year is on March 29, Friday, from 5-7 pm.  Please let Linda know as soon as possible if you need more tickets.  Please return money for tickets by March 21.  Thanks for your support with this fundraiser.

McKinley PTO

Friday, March 1 Bingo Night from 6:30-8:00.

 Lunch with a loved one:

Wed., March 13: Kindergarten 10:55 and Fifth grade 11:45

Thurs., March 14: First grade 11:25 and Fourth grade 11:35

Fri., March 15: Second grade 11:15 and Third grade 11:55

Volunteers would be collecting lunch money, directing traffic, and greeting.

If your interested in any of the times, please call or email Linda as soon as possible for these events


GFE will be having an advertisement in the “Portraits of Steele” booklet coming out in March.  You will find it in the Child Care/Education page.  Let us know what you think.

GFE Garage Sale

GFE will be having a fundraiser garage sale on June 15, 2019, at Moorehouse Park.   We are asking for donations to the cause from the members.  Anything in good condition, clothes, household items, etc. will be needed to make it a success.  Help us out by setting aside items that could be used for this worthy cause.  Also, we are having a silent auction, so if you have anything to contribute let us know. If you have anything, I would be able to pick it up.  Thank You!

 OMS Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer needed at Owatonna Middle School for any day or days to help with reading from 11:20 – 1:20 pm.  Give Linda a call if interested 507-390-4468 or email lindabreyer@hughes.net

 School District Volunteers

Mark your calendars, the school districts volunteer application get together is Thursday, April 25 at 3:30 to 5:00 at Owatonna Middle School.


If someone still hasn’t been notified of a volunteer opportunity in the school they want, please contact Linda and  she will find something for you.

 If you’re interested in any of these events let Linda know so Linda can get your name on the list. Phone: 507-390-4468 or email: lindabreyer@hughes.net


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