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:

Eagles Pancake Breakfast

Final total for the pancake breakfast was approximately $1,660.  Thanks to everyone who participated in the event and made it such a success.

Personal Note

Edith Zamboni broke her hip and is in Rochester at the moment.  If you would like to send a card the address is: 121 E. University St., Owatonna, MN 55060. Sondra is still on the mend at home.  Address: 1497 Autumn Drive SE, Owatonna, MN 55060.

Please remember Marsha Christiansen who is now in Koda and on a very slow mend, room 211 in Oak section.  If you can, send a card.  If you visit please contact her sister Nancy at 507-363-6323 as she has some memory loss and they feel it would be better to have visitors when someone is there with her.  Nancy is there every day.  Koda address: 2255 30th St NW.

Fred Ventura should almost be done with his treatments, so keep him in your thoughts also.  Address: 566 Maple Drive.

Please keep all of these wonderful volunteers in your prayers and if you know of anyone else who needs our support, please let Linda know.

Jan. 1 & 15, and Jan. 19 (GR. 6-12)

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:



The Owatonna Middle School is requesting volunteers for their Family and Consumer Services class.  Volunteers are needed from 9:56 to 11:18 from January 2 thru January 12.  If you are interested, please give Linda a call at 507-390-4468 or email Linda at lindabreyer@hughes.net as soon as possible.

Washington Science Fair

Washington is looking for volunteers for their Science Fair to be held Thursday, March 1, at 5:00pm.  If interested give Linda a call at 507-390-4468 or email Linda at lindabreyer@hughes.net.

McKinley PTO Requests

The Parent Teachers Organization at McKinley has requested volunteers for some of their special events they hold for the kids throughout the year.  Listed are the volunteer opportunities for the rest of the year.

  1. Painting Night – Friday, January 19
  2. Carnival – Saturday, February 10
  3. Dance – Friday, April 6
  4. Painting Night – Friday, April 27
  5. Bingo – Friday, May 4
  6. Picnic/Ice Cream Social – Wednesday, May 16

The Friday and Wednesday nights are 6:00pm and the carnival will probably be 10:00am.  I will let you know any change in time before the event.  If interest in any of these give Linda a call at 507-390-4468 or use my email address:  lindabreyer@hughes.net.

 OHS Winter Musial Play

The OHS winter Musical play is Thursday, March 1 thru Saturday, March 3 at 6:30pm and Sunday, March 4 at 1:00pm.  They haven’t announced the play yet that I can find but since this is usually their biggest play attendance of the year, I would like 4 people each night.  Two to do stars and two to do concessions.  Call Linda at 507-390-4468 or email lindabreyer@hughes.net.

OHS Volunteers Needed

Abdulcadir Warsame, EL Counselor at OHS, has a need for 4 volunteers to work on English, Social Studies, and Math to support 10 new comers to the school. If interested, please give Linda a call 507-390-4468


Elks Raffle

GFE will be selling meet raffles from  5-7 at the Elks on Wednesdays December 6, 13, 20 and 27.



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