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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
You may contact us by email at email@example.com or call Linda Breyer at 507-390-4468.
Cheryl Anderson, Jim Elsbecker, Carolyn Hartle, Gwen Jacobsen, David Johnson, Paul Molstre, Vivian Rubedor. To all of you a Happy Birthday!
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 has fully recovered from open heart aortic aneurysm repair surgery. She was placed on the active wait list for a deceased donor kidney. This may take years. 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.
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:
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
Volunteer Appreciation Event
The event was held on May 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church from 3:30 to 5:00. Our volunteers of the year were Corinne Talley and LaGene Aker. GFE gave special awards to those individuals who have spent years volunteering in the schools but can no longer help in the school; Edith and Jean Zamboni, Peter and Rosemary Johnson, and Fred Ventura. Jeff Elstad and Michael Maas spoke a few words to the group on our value as volunteers. Even though it was a small crowd, those who attended had a great time getting to no some of the other volunteers in the organization.
Vivian’s Birthday Celebration
Vivian’s family wanted Linda to invite everyone to a celebration for Vivian’s 90th Birthday. It will be an Open House on Sunday, June 23, 1:00 to 4:00 at the Curtis Jensen Farm, 4881 SE 54th Ave., Owatonna, MN 55060
GFE Garage Sale
GFE will be having a fundraiser garage sale on June 14 and 15, 2019, at Morehouse Park Chalet, 350 W. School Street. We are asking for donations to the cause from the members. Please call if you need Linda to pick it up or you can drop it off at Morehouse Park Chalet on June 13, between 1:00 and 4:00 or June 14 between 10:00 and 1:00. The sale will be Friday, June 14, from 3:00 to 7:00 and Saturday, June 15, from 8:00 to 12:00. There will also be a silent auction and the sale of hot dogs, chips, popcorn, water, pop, and coffee. We will take 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. Remember, if you can’t store it till the auction, we will pick it up. If anyone wants to volunteer to help out a few hours on those 3 days, let Linda know. My number is 507-390-4468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You!
Volunteer Work for the Summer
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 will probably need volunteers this summer to help. If you are interested in helping for a few hours, contact Linda and she will put your name on the list. We have no dates yet so unsure the dates we will be needed. This is a sit-down job, a lot of cutting with a cutting board or scissor. Contact Linda at 507-390-4468 or 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: email@example.com