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Food and clothing assistance needed


food supplies June 28 2016

A few weeks ago, Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp assisted a grandmother in South Dakota, Dollie Red Elk, with her utilities bill so that she could recover her service and be able to cook and have hot water again. Dollie contacted us this week to thank everyone again for this help and say that she had been able to make arrangements to help her keep the bill covered in the future, but that this had left her with very little for groceries until her next social security check arrives at the end of July. $200 in food stamps do not go far to meeting the nutritional needs of growing children; there is a food pantry where she can get some supplies this month, but with a 7-year old girl and two teen grandsons in her charge, she feared she would  not be able to meet the family’s grocery needs or the coming month. Your donations will allow us to provide a little assistance with groceries so that Dollie can make sure the children get nutritious meals every day until she gets back on her feet.

We have also had a request for assistance with clothing for a single father on the Pine Ridge Reservation who has four children aged 7 to 13. He and the children are currently homeless and any help you may be able to provide so that we can ship a few clothes to tide the family over would be much appreciated. If you have clothing you think might be suitable, please feel free to leave a message on our Facebook Page.

You can make a secure, tax-deductible donation on our Home Page (PayPal buttons at the top and bottom of the page) or by clicking on the “Donate Now” button at the top of our Facebook Page. Or if you prefer you can mail a check to the address in the image at the top of this page. And if you shop on Amazon, please consider making Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp your preferred charity through Amazon Smiles!

Thank you all so much for your help! It is so very appreciated!

 

 

We need your support!


WE CANNOT DO THIS ALONE. TEAM EFFORT AND DONATIONS ARE THE KEY INGREDIENTS TO OUR EFFORTS. Everyday we get requests for assistance & too often we have to turn down some and prioritize help which sometimes seem unfair. Please join us to get this done right.

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URGENT: call for assistance in Pine Ridge


Freddy and Little Massi Calling Corp received AN URGENT request for IMMEDIATE assistance for WINTER SUPPLIES: warm clothes, blankets, space heaters, non-perishable foodstuffs. We ask that all who can mail or ship even a few things directly to : Kevin Wilson, BIA Road 32, 15 miles west of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, 57770. Kevin will ensure distribution to the families in need.
PLEASE do your utmost, even if it’s only a little you can ship at a time. That little can go a long way. Join us here with this kindness and care for those who are less fortunate. God Bless!

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Chairman’s Executive and Financial Report 2014


LETTERHEAD 2015

Chairman’s Executive & Financial Report

January 1 – December 31, 2014

FLMCC had a very interesting third year of activities with respect to our goal to bring, as far as our means would allow, necessary and urgent living assistance to financially-strapped families with children and to elders in need, in accordance with our Articles of Incorporation and our mission. 2014 saw an important expansion of our activities in collaboration with Michael’s Diner Corp in Miami, Florida, in terms of providing assistance to the less fortunate in the local community and in our holiday Turkey and Toy Drives. Our support base of regular contributors from the area of Queens, NY and elsewhere in the country also increased thanks to the clientele of Michael’s Diner and also to the customers of Smoke Signal Gems, as well as the participation of many other new individual donors, volunteers and supporters from all over. We want to take this opportunity to once more express our sincere and profound gratitude to all of these extremely generous people who contribute to FLMCC’s activities from the goodness of their hearts. We also want to thank the people who donated their time for sharing information, organizing, contacting, coordinating, preparing and shipping, as well as our contacts on the reservations, who brought urgent cases to our attention and who made sure the items shipped were distributed to the families who needed them. Finally, we also thank the people who individually assisted by personally shipping out goods directly to the addresses on our contacts list or making direct utilities payments. Without everyone’s team efforts, it would not have been possible to help as many families over the past year.

In 2014, FLMCC’s income from donations came to a total of $21,198, compared to $17,813 in 2013 and $13,229 in 2012. We are pleased to say that the 2014 figure even exceeded somewhat the provisional estimates for our third year. $10,307 of this total was in the form of cash contributions, a considerable increase compared to 2013 and which represented for the first time almost 50% of all contributions. The other half of the income came as before in the form of non-cash donations of gently-used, and in many cases even brand new or hardly worn, winter coats, clothes, shoes, scarves and bonnets, household equipment, baby food and needs, toiletries, non-perishable foodstuffs, school supplies and toys, etc. The Fair Market Value of these non-cash donations amounted to $10,891.

As provided for in our Articles of Incorporation, the financial assistance FLMCC provided in 2014 was for the greater part in the form of urgent propane, electricity and other utility payments, as well as in emergency funds for groceries and transport assistance to medical appointments. 30 families were directly assisted in this manner in 2014. Our seasonal Turkey Drive and Toy Drive held in collaboration with Michael’s Diner provided holiday cheer to a great many families and children in the North Miami community, and 15 vouchers towards the purchase of turkeys were also sent to families and elders on the Lakota reservations in South Dakota and the Navajo reservation in New Mexico.

While non-cash assistance continued to represent an important part of our activities, there was little remaining stock at the end of 2013. The non-cash articles that were distributed in 2014 thus came almost exclusively from the items donated in 2014. There were considerably fewer local pickups by church or other assistance organizations in the greater New York area compared to the previous years. Therefore, over half of the contributions were shipped for distribution to the Rosebud, Cheyenne River and Pine Ridge reservations and the Indian Child Welfare Program in South Dakota, and to the Navajo reservation. A great part of the other non-cash donations was distributed in the form of assistance in Miami and also as part of the holiday drives.

Due to the increase in the volume of items shipped, the related shipping and postage expenses increased proportionally, to $3159. FLMCC now has the advantage of reduced prices per volume offered by UPS, which thus allows us to ship a few more large boxes for the same amount of money. Nevertheless, as such shipments can be expected to continue, the budget for this post must be increased accordingly. Transfer and other financial fees also increased, to $208. Other expenses included $177 for consumables (printer ink, paper, envelopes…) and $541 for thank you gifts. As of December 31 we had a cash balance of $167 and a stock of goods awaiting distribution for a FMV of $3800.

For 2015 we have already launched a School Supplies Drive in collaboration with Michael’s Diner and an ongoing Blanket Drive, and other projects are currently under consideration. New contribution initiatives have also been set up, in collaboration with Tony’s Transmission in Queens, NY (donation of used cars) and through AMAZON Smiles. However, we have also begun to receive increasingly more requests for urgent rent assistance in order to prevent families from being evicted, in addition to our financial assistance with heating propane and electricity which has continued even after the winter months, as we gain more recognition for delivering service. Therefore, we hope that the level of current cash contributions can be maintained as far as possible, and we are continuing to seek new donations as well as the grants or corporate sponsorship that will ease the burden of our operating costs (in particular the shipping costs which now weigh considerably on the budget) so that we can at minimum conserve our present level of activity or take on new requests or projects as the need arises.

Although much of the assistance provided is indeed in winter, urgent situations arise all throughout the year and FLMCC intends to be ready to assist whenever needed, as far as possible. Our focus will continue to be assistance to less fortunate elders and families with children, and we look forward to continued growth in order to be able to set up and / or implement new ideas for manageable projects so that our assistance efforts may at minimum remain stable at the current level, and if possible be further expanded.

David Anthony

Chairman’s Executive and Financial Report for 2014

NEW SHIPMENTS TO THE REZ


We have been busy keeping up with the holidays and here are just some of the things that were shipped out by UPS Ground yesterday to the Navajo Rez in New Mexico and to Diane Garreau the Indian Child Welfare Program on the Cheyenne River Rez in South Dakota, thanks to your contributions to our shipping fund. Our heartfelt thanks to all our supporters for making all our recent shipments these past few days possible, with a special thank you once again to Shi Qkalokqua, Bob and Dianna Richardson, and Christine Hooghkirk in Connecticut for helping to collect all these many beautiful toys and clothes of which some are in this picture.
We still have many more things that we can send, and we are getting requests for propane assistance as well. Please help us to keep the momentum going so that we can be ready to assist as many as possible with a little joy and warmth this Christmas Season. Your contributions are allowing us to do as much as we can whenever we can. Thank you!
PayPal: freddyandlittlemassicallingcorp@yahoo.com
To donate by check: payable to:
Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp
9282 Springfield Blvd
Queens Village, NY 11428

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Please don’t forget our Christmas Toy Drive


coraceOur latest donnation of TOYS COLLECTED FOR OUR TOY DRIVE AT Freddy and  Little Massi Calling Corp & Michaels Diner . Thanks to brother Joe Corace ( NY KIWANI ) who is heavily involved in working with children programs.

We have a number of toys to ship from New York and New England and over a ton of excellent winter clothes, etc. as well as our first requests coming in for assistance with propane. Any contribution to our shipping and propane fund will be gratefully appreciated and allow us to ensure that these toys and clothes get to the children and families for Christmas. Thank you so much for helping and sharing this information in your own circles!

HELP NEEDED URGENTLY, FAMILY WITH NO HEAT / ASSISTANCE URGENTE REQUISE, FAMILLE SANS CHAUFFAGE


PLEASE, WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW, AT THIS MOMENT, IMMEDIATELY, IF YOU CAN.
WE HAVE AN ELDERLY FAMILY ON THE RESERVATION WHO HAS BEEN OUT OF HEAT FOR A FEW DAYS AND WE MUST FIND THE MONEY TO GET THEM SOME HEAT AS THIS WEATHER IS THIS DEADLY. WE MUST ACT NOW AND FAST.

S’il vous plaît, nous avons besoin de votre aide, maintenant en ce moment, immédiatement si vous le pouvez.
Nous avons une famille de personnes âgées qui est sans chauffage depuis quelque jours et nous devons trouver de quoi payer leur facture car le temps hivernal actuel est mortel. Nous devons agir vite et maintenant.

Carte Bancaire/Paypal: freddyandlittlemassicallingcorp@yahoo.com

Par chèque: To donate by check: to the order of “Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp”
92-82 Springfield Blvd
Queens Village, NY, 11428

PREDICTED WIND CHILL FACTORS FOR JANUARY 6, 2014 – 6 PM
PREVISIONS, SENSATION DE FROID DU AU VENT, 6 JAN 2014, 18hOO

WIND CHILL PLAINS USA JAN 6 2014

NOW IS THE TIME TO REACH OUT .. It’s down to – 50 Degrees … / C’est maintenant le moment d’agir, il fait -45°C…


Français

NOW IS THE TIME TO REACH OUT .. It’s down to – 50 Degrees …

by David Anthony

Looking at the constant deadly freezing temperatures that blankets the US so early in the new year,  it is almost IMPOSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND MINUS 50 DEGREES & TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND MINUS 50 DEGREES WITHOUT HEAT, FOOD OR WARM CLOTHING, WHERE MANY BABIES, SMALL CHILDREN & ELDERS SIT STILL TO WAIT FOR THESE CONDITIONS TO PASS..

PLEASE join together with us at Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp so that we can get some relief to those in need ASAP.
You can do so by either personally sending what you can afford to buy ( a small electric heater, blanket, food, warm piece of clothing) to ANY OF THE BELOW LISTED DESTINATIONS, or by donating to us and we will do all that we can to get things out ASAP or even try to purchase propane for those in need :

YOU CAN DO THIS EITHER BY PAYPAL OR CHECKS:

Pay Pal Account: freddyandlittlemassicallingcorp@yahoo.com

To donate by check: Make check payable to: Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp
Mail to: 92 82 Springfield Blvd , Queens Village, NY 11428

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If you would like to see more of the work we are doing, please click here.

Thank you for your support!

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Français

 C’est maintenant le moment d’agir, il fait -45°C…

par David Anthony

En regardant le froid mortel qui touche actuellement les Etats-Unis si tôt dans la nouvelle année, et qui reste bien en-dessous de zéro, il est quasiment impossible de se rendre compte de ce que représente -45°C, et totalement impossible de saisir -45°C sans chauffage, sans nourriture, et sans vêtements chauds, alors que beaucoup de nourrissons, de petits enfants et de personnes âgées restent impuissants en attendant que ces conditions s’améliorent. 

S’il vous plaît, rejoignez-nous à Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp pour que nous puissions apporter rapidement de l’aide à ceux qui en ont tant besoin.
Vous pouvez aider en envoyant directement ce qui vous pouvez vous le permettre: un petit chauffage d’appoint (attn: résidents de l’UE: le voltage est de 110 aux USA), une couverture chaude, un vêtement d’hiver…) à l’une des adresses dans l’image  ci-dessus, ou en nous envoyant un don et nous ferons tout ce que nous pouvons d’expédier des biens aussi vite que possible à ceux qui en ont besoin, ou même essayerons de leur acheter du propane de chauffage.

Vous pouvez effectuer vos dons par PayPal  au compte

freddyandlittlemassicallingcorp@yahoo.com

(bouton “Donate” sur notre page d’accueil)

ou par chèque à l’ordre de: Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp

Adresse postale: 92 82 Springfield Blvd , Queens Village, NY 11428, USA

Si vous souhaitez voir d’autres exemples de nos actions, cliquer ici, ou consultez notre page francophone.

Merci de votre soutien!

Merry Christmas and Thank You From FLMCC


It is two days to Christmas and we at Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp would like to say a special thank you all for your hard work and support towards the work being done for The People!
Wish everyone a very happy holiday and very Merry Christmas & a very healthy & Blessed New year! Peace and Please let us all remember that there is much yet to be done!

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I WILL BEGIN TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH YOU EVERYDAY OF THE YEAR…

IF I AM WRONG, PLEASE TELL ME HERE AND NOW, BUT THIS IS MY PROPOSAL AND MY PLEA TO ALL OF US, AS A FAMILY.

SINCE IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO RAISE FUNDS FROM THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WE REACH OUT TOO, I AM ASKING US AS A FAMILY, TO COMMIT OURSELVES TO OUR CAUSE,

 BY DONATING EACH MONTH, $1 WITHOUT FAIL, TO OUR GREAT CAUSE!

IN ADDITION, SINCE WE ARE ALL STRUGGLING  , MAYBE THIS MONTHLY COMMITMENT CAN EVEN ASSIST ONE OF US, IN TIME OF EMERGENCY, OR IN DESPERATE NEED, FOR OUR IMMEDIATE FAMILIES.

I WILL PERSONALLY MAKE THE FIRST DONATION AND COMMITMENT TO THIS NEW APPROACH BY DEPOSITING WHAT I CAN AFFORD INTO OUR FREDDY & LITTLE MASSI CALLING CORP ACCOUNT..

IF WE CAN ONLY KEEP THE SAME SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS IN OUR HEARTS ALL YEAR ROUND, OUR WORLD WOULD IMMEDIATELY BECOME A BETTER PLACE…
PLEASE SHARE THIS CHRISTMAS TREE AS FAR AND WIDE AS YOU CAN , SO TO TOUCH AS MANY HEARTS AS WE CAN…

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN, AND PLEASE REMEMBER, EVERY PENNY COUNTS ….

THE IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER IS, WE WILL NEVER KNOW WHEN WE MAY BECOME A PART OF OUR OWN CAUSE! 
PLEASE LET’S DO THIS CHRISTMAS GIVING ALL YEAR ROUND, BY GIVING ALL THROUGH THE YEAR….

THIS IS THE INFORMATION TO DO SO :

Pay Pal Account: freddyandlittlemassicallingcorp@yahoo.com

To pay by check: Make check payable to:  Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp

Mail to: 92 82 Springfield Blvd , Queens Village, NY 11428

OR DIRECTLY MAIL ANY DONATION OF WARM CLOTHING, FOOD, BLANKETS, PORTABLE HEATERS ETC TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DESTINATIONS LISTED BELOW.

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Let’s Put a Smile on their Faces! :)


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TOYS HAVE BEEN PICKED UP BY FEDEX TO BE SHIPPED TO 3 DIFFERENT DESTINATIONS, FOR SOME PRETTY AWESOME CHILDREN ON THE RESERVATION… THEY SAID THEY WOULD GET THERE BY TUESDAY (CHRISTMAS EVE) . LET’S PRAY THAT IT DOES!
We continue to NEED any donations possible to provide heat for those who are still out and to continue shipping warm clothing to those who need.
PLEASE SHARE THIS AND BECOME A PART OF OUR EFFORT…

YOU CAN DO THIS EITHER VIA PAYPAL OR CHECKS:
Pay Pal Account: freddyandlittlemassicallingcorp@yahoo.com
To pay by check: Make check payable to: Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp
Mail to: 92 82 Springfield Blvd , Queens Village, NY 11428

ALSO, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE DIRECTLY AS WELL. PLEASE MAIL TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DESTINATIONS..

Contact #1. Matilda Martinez : 6394 Suite B Hwy 550 Cuba, New Mexico 87013 (Navajo Rez)

Contact # 2 .Diane Garreau, Indian Child Welfare Program, 100 main Teton Mall, Eagle Butte, SD, 57625

Contact # 3 . Frieda Ten Fingers -p.o.box 6016 Pine Ridge SD 57770 ( Pine Ridge )

Contact # 4 . Victor and Cathy Young P.O. Box 31 Parmelee SD 57566 ( Rosebud )

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For more information on how you can help, please click here. Or if you want to contribute a few dollars to help with shipping blankets already collected or with providing heating propane please see this page or use our “Donations” button on the top right side of our home page to make a secure donation that will truly be appreciated and greatly assist our efforts to help keep people warm. Thank you!