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:

February Birthday’s:

Melda Bang, Gloria Baker, Sue Jacobson, JoAnn Nelson, Karen Rossow, Kay Schuster, and Grace Steele. To all of you a Happy Birthday!

 Elk’s Meat Raffle

GFE received $600 from the Elk’s meat raffle in December.  Thanks again to the volunteers that helped.

Shine Grant

GFE submitted a grant to Insty Prints of Owatonna and they accepted it and we received $400 of in kind from them.  GFE has send a thank you but think about giving them a thank you if you’re in the store.

Federated Grant

GFE submitted this grant and received a wonderful donation of $1,000.  We have sent off a thank you to the company for their generosity.  

 Personal Notes:

Sondra is still on the mend but has been out an about.  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.

Mary Overlee-Olson has had some good news.  The aneurysm is small and needs to be monitored.  On January28, she meets with the cardiovascular surgeon to finalize details of the aortic aneurysm open heart surgery.  At this time surgery will be scheduled.  It will be several months before she will be able to have kidney transplant surgery and will probably have to go on dialysis temporarily. 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.  She has appreciated all the cards that have been sent over these past months. If you can, please stop in for a visit. Brookdale in Owatonna address: 334 Cedardale Dr., Owatonna, MN 55060, room B10.

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

Fred Ventura is at home and appreciates hearing from all of you as he can no longer get into the classroom. 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:

February 28, Thursday, from 5-7 pm Washington Elementary is looking for judges for the Science Fair.  Judges should arrive 15 minutes early 

 February 28 thru March 3: OHS Winter Play is “Mary Poppins” February 28, March 1, 2, and 3.  We will need 4 volunteers each night and Sunday. 

They will be reserving only 4 seats for volunteers so if you would like your husband or wife or special friend, they can be 1 of the 4 volunteers.   February 28, March 1 and 2, time would be 6:30 and Sunday, March 3 would be 1:00.  There is talk of having another weekend with the play but will find out about that later.

If you’re interested in doing this event let Linda know so Linda can get your name on the list. Phone: 507-390-4468 or email: lindabreyer@hughes.net. 

Fish Fry

The Knights of Columbus fish fry this year is on March 29, Friday, from 5-7 pm.  Tickets are enclosed in this mailing to volunteers who have contributed to the event in previous years.  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.

McKinley PTO

Friday, March 1 Bingo Night from 6:30-8:00.

 Lunch with a loved one:

Wed., March 13: Kindergarten 10:55 and Fifth grade 11:45

Thurs., March 14: First grade 11:25 and Fourth grade 11:35

Fri., March 15: Second grade 11:15 and Third grade 11:55

Volunteers would be collecting lunch money, directing traffic, and greeting.

If your interested in any of the times, please call or email Linda as soon as possible for these events

McKinley Volunteer Opportunity

Starting February 5 again 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.

GFE Garage Sale

GFE will be having a fundraiser garage sale on June 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.  If you have anything, I would be able to pick it up.  Thank You!

 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


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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