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.net or call Linda Breyer at 507-390-4468. 


Recent Events:

December Birthday’s:

Jim Cox, Alice Hill, Linda Hoffman, Teresa Johnson, LeAnn Mache, Ginny Ruppe and Sondra vonArb. To all of you a Happy Birthday!

Honored by the School Board

On Monday, November 25 at the monthly school board meeting, GFE was honored by the members.  Several volunteers showed up to thank the board for their recognition of GFE’s contribution in the schools.  We thanked them for recognizing the work we do with the students.

 VFW Pancake Breakfast

The VFW Pancake breakfast, our fundraiser in October, raised $425 for the organization.  Thank you so much for those volunteers to helped and contributed to the breakfast to make it a success.

  Personal Notes:

Below is our list of volunteers on the mend, still waiting for surgeries, etc.  Linda will keep you updated as things occur.

—Sondra von Arb is out an about again.  Send cards to 1497 Autumn Drive SE, Owatonna, MN 55060

–Mary Overlee-Olson: tried to get an update but did not hear back.  Keep her in your prayers.  Send cards to 360 Thomas Ave., Owatonna, MN  55060.

–Marsha Christiansen is doing great and looking for visitors, please stop in for a visit.  Send cards to Timberdale Trace Sr. Living, 334 Cedardale Dr. SE, Rm10, Owatonna, MN 55060

—Fred Ventura sends his love and best wishes to all at GFE.  Send cards to 566 Maple Drive, Owatonna, MN  55060.

Please keep all of these wonderful volunteers in your prayers and drop them a line when you can.

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

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

No School:

Monday, December 23, 2019 thru Wednesday, January 2, 2020

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

MiKinley Volunteers

-4 Second Grade teachers – reading 9:00-11:00 any day

-1 Fourth Grade teacher – math 10:30-11:15 any days twice a week

-1 Third Grade teacher – math or reading 8:20-9:20 or 1:00 any day

If interested in any of these things email Linda at lindabreyer@hughes.net or call 507-390-4468.

 District Volunteers

Volunteers won’t be needed now until March or April.  Will keep you informed when we start again.

 Lincoln Volunteers Needed

Lincoln starts World Passport on Wednesday, November 9 from 9:25 to 11:25.  This would be every Wednesday through March or possible middle of April.  If anyone is interested, please give Linda a call at 507-390-4468 or email: lindabreyer@hughes.net.

 Washington Volunteers Needed

Washington is starting world passport next week.  If anyone is interested in helping and haven’t been called let Linda know.

 OHS School Play

The OHS winter musical is “Once upon a Mattress”.  It will be running 2 weekends in February.  February 20 thru February 23 and February 28 and February 29.  Keep those dates in mind.

 Wilson Volunteers

The Wilson library would like a volunteer to help put books away on the shelves a couple days a week for an hour.  If you’re interested, please let Linda know as soon as possible.

Remember this will be a lot of bending and kneeling because all shelves are low to the floor for the elementary students.


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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