Fran Richey has been a volunteer at Detroit PAL since 2009. She sees no end to her volunteering as long as she is in good health. Here at Detroit PAL, Fran is responsible for data entry, filing and most importantly, background checks for our future volunteers. Anything that she feels will take a load off of the staff she will do. Often times she is seen around the building watering plants and cleaning. She is an energetic person and brings a smile to all the faces in the office.

To Fran, Detroit PAL is like family because she has seen her son coach kids and witness them grow from small boys to young adults. She has had the chance to get to know their families while attending most of the Detroit PAL soccer events. Fran works 16 hours each week and feels that the personal benefit she receives from volunteering is much more than anyone could ask for. Knowing that her volunteering is for a better cause, helping Detroit children, is what makes her happy to be a part of Detroit PAL.