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:

April Birthday’s:

Darlene Mumm, Cindy Rau, Barb Simon, Katie Stallman, Mary Talamantes, and Linda Breyer. To all of you a Happy Birthday!

 Personal Notes:

Melda Bang can finally start putting some weight on her leg and she is currently having physical therapy in her home.  Please send her cards and prayers at 2260 LaCasa Ln. SE, Owatonna, MN  55060.

Jo Wolfgram is unable to grip yet because of carpal tunnel issues now in her thumb and index finger.  Hopefully physical therapy will help this.  Please wish her well at 2235 St Paul Road, Owatonna, MN  55060.

Sondra was in the hospital again for colitis.  She is home but caught the flu while in the hospital, was getting better but fell at home and severely hurt her knee and broke her toe.  Doctor says no weight on her leg and she will be laid up for 6 weeks.  If you have a moment drop her a line.  Home address: 1497 Autumn Drive SE, Owatonna, MN 55060

Gracie Hosfield has had her second hip surgery and all went well.  There was a setback in January with blood clots in her lungs.  She is now walking most of the time with just a cane.  Please send cards of encouragement to: 2861 Meadowview Lane NE.

Mary Overlee-Olson is healing from aortic aneurysm repair surgery in February.  She has started to walk outside, but tires easily.  They find out this week whether her body is strong enough to withstand surgery for her sister to give Mary her kidney.  Mary’s kidney is functioning at 12% right now.  This surgery will happen later this spring once Mary recovers from heart surgery.  She appreciates all the cards, prayers, positive thoughts and gifts from people.   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 wants you to know he is doing fine and thanks everyone for the kinds words and cards that have been sent, he so appreciates it.  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.


School District Volunteers mark your calendars, the school districts volunteer appreciation event is Thursday, April 25 from 3:30 to 5:00 at Owatonna Middle School.  Park in parking lot and go in door leading to cafeteria, straight as you drive in.


Our advertisement in the magazine was not found.  I contacted the paper and when they transmitted the information 2 pages were lost.  We happened to be on one of those pages.  They offered GFE a deal on an advertisement in the Explore Steele County, both issues.  So look for the Explore Steele County, both the Summer/Spring and Fall/Winter magazine, and you should see our advertisement.

GFE Garage Sale

GFE will be having a fundraiser garage sale on June 14 and 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.  Also, will try to have a bake sale.  This is in place of the Eagles Pancake breakfast we had every year.  If you have anything, Linda  would be able to pick it up.  Thank You!

 OMS Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer needed at Owatonna Middle School for their annual trip to Biz Town on April 15, 16, 17, 18.  This year it is in St. Paul so only an hour drive.  Linda will be driving and can take 3 or 4 more people with me.   This is an all day trip.   If you’re interested, please let Linda know as soon as possible.  Call 507-390-4468 or email lindabreyer@hughes.net


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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