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:


Personal Note

September birthday’s:  Diane Hendricks, Pete Johnson, Nancy Karsten, Mary Overlee Olson, Fred Venture, Mary Wordelman.

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

Fred Ventura has cancer back again in several places through his body.  The outlook is 2 years maybe more.  Please keep Fred in your prayers and send a thinking of you card to him.  Address: 566 Maple Drive, Owatonna MN 55060

Marsha Christiansen, please remember her in your prayers. Brookdale in Owatonna indefinitely address: 364 Cedardale Dr., Owatonna, MN 55060, room B10.   If you can, send a card.

Please keep all of these wonderful volunteers in your prayers

If you know of anyone else who needs our support and prayers, please let me know.

If you are having surgery or long illness’, please let us know, also.

 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:

 September 22 – CulturFest – (10:30am -4:00 pm) – Booth for the event and student craft project

 September 21 – Golf carts (8:15am) – Brooktree Golf Course, invite friends, relatives, anybody you know, I need 7 more people.

 September 22 – Golf Carts (8:15am) – OHS Tennis Court Parking Lot, invite friends, relatives, anybody you know, I need 8 more people.  

 September 21- Homecoming Parade (1:00) to ride the float be at Trinity Lutheran Church by 12:30 (bring your chair).  

During the week, decorating the float will be Wednesday night at 3:00 at the Radel building on the fair grounds. Come and enjoy the good time.

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

 Congratulations to Mary Larson for becoming Sr. Citizen of the year for Steele County.  If you get a chance, please congratulate her

School Starting

With school starting, I want to be sure everyone gets to volunteer where they want to and when.  If you don’t get called by a school by the end of September, please give me a call and I will find out the problem.

I do know the first 2 weeks of school, most schools are looking for volunteers to help in the lunchrooms, helping students to get used to going through the lunchroom, selecting food, and using their student id number to pay.  If you’re interested, give me a call 5017-390-4468.

 Volunteer Opportunity

Lindsay Born, 2nd grade teacher at Wilson Elementary, is looking for volunteers to help with a reading program once or twice a week from 10:25 – 11:40.  If interested, please contact me as soon as possible.

 OHS Play

The first OHS Play this year is November 8, 9, 10, 11, 2018.  “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” is the name of the play.  Times on November 8, 9, 10 is be there at 3:30 and November 11 at 1:00.  Let me know if your interested in volunteering for this event.

 Eagles Pancake Breakfast

The Eagles has stopped having pancake breakfast.  This means our biggest fundraiser for the year is gone.  We are trying to come up with ideas to replace it.  One of our members found that the Eagles has a donation program, so we have applied for that.  Also, we will be selling raffle tickets in the month of September for the Eagles starting next year.  The VFW is looking for a spot for us in their pancake breakfast schedule.

 OHS Volunteers Needed

Remember this for the coming school year. Abdulcadir Warsame, EL Counselor at OHS, requests volunteers to work on English, Social Studies, and Math to support 10 new students to the school.  Think about this for next year.  If interested, please give me a call 507-390-4468. 


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