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:

 

Personal Note

November Birthday’s: Rita Anderson, Mary Cox, Erick Eschenback, Gary Jones, Lisa Oeltjenbruns, Marilyn Pederson, Tom Schmitt.

Mary Overlee-Olson is having kidney failure from a genetic disease that she has known about for years.  They have placed her on the “inactive deceased donor wait list.”  This is because she has an aortic aneurysm.  She is waiting to hear if the size warrants an operation.  After this has been taken care of, she will be put on the “active deceased donor list.”  Please drop her a card if you can at: 360 Thomas Ave., Owatonna, MN  55060.

Sondra is still on the mend, she is out of the hospital.  Will keep you informed of further developments. If you have a moment drop her a line.  Home address: 1497 Autumn Drive SE, Owatonna, MN 55060.

 Marsha Christiansen has been taken off her seizure medications and is more alert, carries on good conversation, muscles starting to wake up and she is starting to do things with her hands.  Please remember her in your prayers. Brookdale in Owatonna indefinitely address: 334 Cedardale Dr., Owatonna, MN 55060, room B10.   If you can, send a card or drop in.

 Grace Hosfield had knee surgery in March, on September 17, she is having hip surgery.  If you’d liked to send a card the address: 2861 Meadowview Lane NE, Owatonna, MN  55060.

 Fred Ventura would like to send his thanks to all the well wishes that have sent him cards and letters.  He appreciates it all. Since he is unable to volunteer in the schools he loves hearing about different things going on.  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, please let Linda 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:

November 8, 9, 10, 11 -= OHS Play

“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 6:30 and November 11 at 1:00.  Let LInda know if you’re interested in volunteering for this event.  I have no one for Thursday night, also could use 1 more for the other nights.

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

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 the second week in October, please give Linda a call at 507-390-4468 and I will find out the problem.

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.  This would be for a group of students making words, scholastic news and doing worksheets, games, reading a story.  If interested, please contact Linda 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 Linda now if your interested in volunteering for this event.

 VFW Pancake Breakfast

The pancake breakfast on October 28 appears to net us about $500.  We won’t know for a couple of weeks.  Thanks to all thy people that helped out: LaGene Akers, Cory Peters, Corrine Talley, and Jo Wolfgram.

McKinley Volunteer Opportunity

Starting October 23 running for 6 weeks, every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 – 4:00 pm.  They are looking for Grandparents to read and listen to kids and play math games.  Please call if interested 507-390-4468 or email Linda at lindabreyer@hughes.net

 OMS Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer needed at Owatonna Middle School for any day or days to help with reading from 11:20 – 1:20 pm.  Give Linda a call if interested 507-390-4468 or email lindabreyer@hughes.net

 Wilson Volunteer Opportunity

Starting October 23 running for 6 weeks, every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 – 4:00 pm.  They are looking for Grandparents to read and listen to kids and play math games.  Please call if interested 507-390-4468 or email Linda at lindabreyer@hughes.net


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