Friends on Board Foundation was born thanks to an enthusiastic group of women.
In particular thanks to Monique Villegas - Saucedo who created ¨Mexicanas en Michigan¨ Mexican Women in Michigan.
Mexicanas en Michigan is a Facebook group founded with the intent to provide a way for Mexican women in Michigan to connect and help each other.
The page became a valuable resource for Mexican women seeking help or advice about: doctors in the area, family activities, cultural awareness, a soft establishment for those families landing in Michigan, best places to visit in Michigan, etc.
Also specific causes for people in need, on many occasions, our members used the page to inform each other about members suffering from terminal diseases in need of help, or to request assistance for communities in Mexico that were hit by natural disasters.
Due to its powerful impact we have in the Midwest and in our community as well as the response on different causes the group decided to formally organize ourselves and became Friends on Board Foundation (FOBF), a non-profit organization (501-c-3) to be able to help and promote social welfare through education, voluntary services and fundraising.
The foundation gives aid and support to victims of home violence and those suffering from either physical or emotional health conditions. We also provide educational scholarships for those in need.