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.
Thank you so much to everyone that came to our fundraiser at Noodles and Co on Saturday! It was great catching up with all of you and seeing everyone come together for our cause. The money raised will help us with purchasing essential supplies for our newly opened school, like teaching materials, food, and employee fees. Read more about Noodles and Co Fundraiser – Thank you![…]
Hello everyone! Hope everyone is having a great summer so far. We are happy and excited to announce that Erica Memorial Preparatory School is finally ready to open with one Pre-KG class starting next week! It has been a long, multi-year process where we ran into many obstacles but we wanted to thank everyone who Read more about School Opening[…]
Thank you so much to everyone that came to our fundraiser last weekend! We had a blast and it was so great to see everyone come together for our cause. We were able to raise enough to money to pay for the remainder of the roof! With 7 weeks left before the new school year, we Read more about Rocking to Raise the Roof – Thank you![…]
On Saturday July 16th, we are teaming up with Plymouth based D’Art Band to stage a charity concert. The profits of this event will help us raise funds for the remainder of our building. “Rocking to Raise the Roof” will have live music, refreshments and appetizers for a minimal door donation fee. The show Read more about Rocking to Raise the Roof Fundraiser[…]
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 Read more about Reflections and Updates[…]
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 Read more about School Building Update[…]
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 Read more about Macy’s Shop For a Cause Fundraiser[…]
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 Read more about Constructing the New School (Ghana School Update)[…]
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 Read more about Thanksgiving Food Drive[…]
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 Read more about Michigan Taiwanese Fundraising Event[…]
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 Read more about New School[…]
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 Read more about Coin Donations[…]
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 Read more about June 2013 Charity Event[…]
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 Read more about A New Year – A New Direction[…]