Erica's Global Outreach was started in honor of Erica Teevens, a former Novi High and GVSU student. All throughout Erica's Life, she shared her wealth of love, happiness, and compassion with everyone around her. Erica never had to think twice about helping others and seized every opportunity she had. Whether it was volunteering at the hospital or helping out her family and friends, she was always looking for ways to give back. While in school, Erica was working towards a dream to volunteer abroad in Ghana. Her plans, unfortunately, were cut short by her fatal car accident in February of 2011. Her untimely passing was a shock to all of us, but this experience has inspired us to continue pursuing her dream.
As we near the five year anniversary of Erica’s passing, we would like to take this time to remember and reflect on her life. Looking back at some of her pictures and journal entries has re-inspired us to remember our cause and work harder to achieve all of our goals this year. Our missions and[…]
Hi everyone! We hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the cooler weather. It’s been a while since our last post and we apologize for the lack of updates – we wanted to have some more details before we shared some news with you all. Ami and Connie went to Ghana last month to check the progress[…]
Hope everyone is having a great summer! This year for our summer fundraiser, we partnered with Macy’s and sold $5 shopping passes for 25% off at any Macy’s store. Thank you to those that bought a pass and also to those that help sell them to their friends and relatives. This helped us raise enough[…]
Happy Holidays! It is hard to believe that December is almost over and 2015 is right around the corner. As the end of the year quickly approaches, we would like to update you all on our activities, as things have begun to take shape for the new school. First off, we would like to thank everyone[…]
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We hope you are enjoying the cooler weather and staying warm indoors. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we organized a food drive for the South Oakland Shelter in the metro Detroit area. This was our first local project – hopefully the first of many more to come! We posted up collection sites[…]
On Saturday, March 22 2014, the Michigan Taiwanese community came together to help us raise money for our new school. Read about our new school here. The event consisted of a presentation/Q&A session, sky lantern decorating, and dinner. Special thanks to the Jeng family, Nakashima family, Potbelly, and Starbucks for donating food/drinks. The event was[…]
Happy 2014 everyone! As some of you may know, I rang in the New Year in Ghana. It was such a humbling and amazing experience to see what Erica’s Global Outreach has been able to accomplish in Ghana. The main purpose of my trip was to meet with our Ghanaian counterparts. Since we are going[…]
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Hope everyone is doing well and staying warm. Last month, I left a jar on my desk at work for coin donations. I brought them home this week so that we could sort it all out and place them into coin-rolls. (A big thank you to Connie and my mom for helping[…]
Thank you to everyone who came out today!! Despite the hot weather and the confusing location, we still thought it was a great event. Thank you also to all of those that helped make it possible. Without your support, we would not be able to do the things we do. Click here to see the rest of[…]
HI everyone! We will have the event on Sunday, rain or shine. Please park in the Taft Rd parking lot (the second entrance if you are coming from 10 mile). Looking forward to seeing you all!
Happy Spring Everyone! I hope all of you have experienced a wonderful year so far and are enjoying the nice weather. We’re sorry for being a little M.I.A. as of late. We had to make a few very important decisions involving the direction of the organization, and wanted to make sure that we had thought[…]
Thank you to everyone that made this event a HUGEEEE success! Altogether we were able to raise over $5000! This will be used to start fixing /building Erica Memorial International School, constructing a urinal for the school, and buying desks, chairs, and other necessary school supplies. Part of these funds will also go towards building[…]
I just want to express my gratitude for all of your ongoing support and dedication to our mission and honoring Erica’s dreams – without your help, we would not be able to do the things we do.