Welcome

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:

May Birthday’s:

Darryl Hill, Rosemary Johnson, Jane Marquette, Mary McDermott, Nancy McGregor, Susan Rhodes, Karen Rossow, Denell Schroeder, Darlene Schuster. To all of you a Happy Birthday

 Personal Notes:

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

Melda Bang send cards to 2260 LaCasa Ln. SE, Owatonna, MN  55060.

Jo Wolfgram send cards to 2235 St Paul Road, Owatonna, MN  55060.

Sondra von Arb sends cards to 1497 Autumn Drive SE, Owatonna, MN 55060

Gracie Hosfield send cards to 2861 Meadowview Lane NE.

Mary Overlee-Olson send cards to 360 Thomas Ave., Owatonna, MN  55060.

Marsha Christiansen send cards to Brookdale, 334 Cedardale Dr., Owatonna, MN 55060, room B10.

Fred Ventura 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.

 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

2018-2019 Survey

This year’s survey to complete and return to PO Box 1085 or bring it to the appreciation event on May 23. 

Events:

 Fish Fry

We made approximately $500 for the event.  Thanks to the volunteers that helped; Corinne Talley, LuAnn Lafky, MaryAnne Higgins, Mary Larson.  We thank all the volunteers who supported the event by purchasing a ticket, without you it wouldn’t have been a success.  Thanks again

Volunteer Appreciation Event

The event will be held in May 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church from 3:30 to 5:00.  Please be sure to mark your calendars.  This is a great place to meet other volunteer and talk about your experiences in volunteering.

Walmart Grant

Great news!  We received a $1,000 from the Walmart grant for the 2019 year.  This will cover advertising, fundraising expenses, computer backups, phone, internet.

#761 Grant

Another plus, the school district gave us a grant totaling $2,800.  This grant covers most of our printing, envelopes, paper, and stamps for our newsletter each month.

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.  Please call if you need me to pick it up or you can drop it off at Moorehouse Park on June 13, exact times will be in the June newsletter.  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.  Remember, if you can’t store it, we will pick it up.  Linda’s  number is 507-390-4468.  Thank You!

Wilson Volunteer Opportunity

The K-5 classrooms are starting a new curriculum next year and they have lots of materials that need to be cut out in preparation for September.  If you are interested in helping for a few hours, contact Linda as soon as possible.  This is a sit-down job, a lot of cutting with a cutting board, anytime of the day, and any day of the week.

Lincoln Volunteer Opportunity

The K-5 classrooms are starting a new curriculum next year and they have lots of materials that need to be cut out in preparation for September.  They have scheduled 2 days in May to do the job.

 Tuesday, May 21: 7:30 to 12:00

Wednesday, May 22: 7:30 to 12:00

 If you are interested in helping for a few hours, contact Linda as soon as possible.  This is a sit-down job and a lot of cutting with a cutting board,

 Volunteers

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

Newsletters

September 2018

October 2018

November 2018

December 2018

January 2019

February 2019

March 2019

April 2019

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