For almost five years now, FLMCC has been active in bringing much-needed assistance to families and elders on the Native American Reservations in South Dakota and elsewhere who are undergoing financial hardship. From warm winter clothing and heating assistance to emergency food assistance, school supplies, and holiday toys for the children, your donations have allowed us to help several hundred families to get a little respite and relief from the worry of not being able to meet their children’s and families’ needs during difficult times.
We cannot stress enough how very important and appreciated your donations are in helping us to achieve our goals of ensuring that no family or elder is left to deal with lack of heat in the cold of winter, good winter clothing for school and everyday living, or necessary food when times are tough. And we cannot thank you enough for the generosity you have shown in supporting us in this mission.
Your donations are important; more, without them this work would not be possible. We hope you will continue to support us as we move forward in our mission to make sure no one in need is forgotten.
If you would like it help, a simple click on our “donate” button on the home page takes you to our secure PayPal donations page.
To donate by check: Make check payable to: “Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp”
Address: 1031 Cumberland Ter, Davie, FL 33325.
Your donations are tax deductible in the United States.
For more information about how you can get involved, please visit the other pages on our site.
On behalf of the FLMCC Board and the People, thank you for giving!
Please join us at FREDDY & LITTLE MASSI CALLING CORP in our efforts to provide much-needed winter clothing, small space heaters, blankets and foodstuffs to families on the Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation in South Dakota.
If you can contribute to this effort, please find below the addresses to send to for distribution.
To contribute to our heating and shipping funds so that we can send goods collected to families in need, please see our home page or “get involved” page for how you can help.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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!
We at Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp have always insisted that we were a team. And our team has always been simply amazing. We are so proud to say that since January 2012, YOU, our supporters, have helped in all your different ways to keep so many children and elders warm in the cold of winter. That YOU have made it possible to prevent people from being evicted and becoming homeless. That YOU have contributed each in your manner to school supply and holiday Toy and Turkey drives and to countless numbers of incredulous, happy smiles and shining eyes on the faces of countless numbers of children and parents.
From the Rez to the inner city (and even to other countries on a few occasions), YOU, our supporters, have done all these things. Yes, you! You’ve stood with FLMCC in the winter cold when elders had no heat – and you came through with what was needed to keep them from freezing. You’ve crocheted and sewn and collected and folded and packed and shared information to others on social media. You’ve been with us in your hearts – and sometimes even in person – at cultural events, in Christmas greetings, for fundraisers and for shipment upon shipment of warm clothing and baby food and Pampers. You’ve been with us in the worst of times and in the very best of times. And you can be sure that the People are extremely grateful for your efforts. YOU, our supporters, are a blessing to so many.
FLMCC has now entered into its fourth year, and we are offering an alternative process to raise the funds so needed to maintain our momentum and help as many in need as possible. Crowdfunding is a way to let our supporters get involved in whatever way they think they can do best. It can be simply by sending a donation, or it can be by creating a donor page and fundraising to assist FLMCC in a particular project. It’s safe and secure, through verified and approved channels. And by opting for the CrowdRise platform, getting involved is easy, and it’s fun! Like any fundraising effort, the word must be got out to an ever-increasing circle of people. That’s why we are asking you, our faithful supporters, to regularly reach out to your circles, and ask them to do the same for you. Email, Tweet, and share, share, share, this message on Facebook and other social media sites. Talk to your family and friends, and their friends and let it ripple wherever it will go.
The only limit is the amount of enthusiasm you put in. Remember, there ARE footprints on the moon.
We thank our supporters who have already contributed to our fundraising efforts on CrowdRise and we invite you all to visit the FLMCC CrowdRise fundraising page, to see for yourself what can be done. FLMCC will also be implementing some of the fun activities inspired by others on CrowdRise, to make it even easier to meet our goals of always WORKING FOR THE BETTER GOOD OF THE PEOPLE. Of course, if you prefer, you are welcome to continue to contribute as you always have: by PayPal : firstname.lastname@example.org or through the “Donate” button below or on our homepage, or by check to “Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp” Address: 9282 Springfield Blvd, Queens Village, NY, 11428.
Thank you ALL again for everything you do. Each and every one of your efforts is significant and important. You are SO very much appreciated. We love you all. God bless.
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.
Our 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!
These are just some of the almost 200 lbs of good warm coats and other winter clothes, that have been shipped via UPS Ground to South Dakota for Victor and Cathy Young for distribution on the Rosebud rez and the Indian Child Welfare Program on the Cheyenne River rez, to arrive by December 3rd. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED, BECAUSE IT ALLOWED THESE SHIPMENTS TO BE MADE.
We still have over 1000 more pounds of great warm things to ship, and Toys for our Toy Drive. Any donations to our shipping / propane fund will be very much appreciated. 🙂
To help with clothing, blankets, small space heaters, etc., below is our list of contacts to whom you may address your shipments and they will be given to children and elders who will appreciate them. Thanks so much for your support and assistance to the People, it is so very appreciated!
We have been receiving a lot of good used winter clothing for youth and adults, including a very large shipment just the other day. As the very cold weather is setting in we would like to be able to get as many warm coats and things as possible shipped to needy families on the Lakota and other reservations in the coming days. Moreover, we are expecting the first requests for heating assistance to arrive soon.
We appreciate any donation you can provide, no matter how small, towards our shipping and heating funds, so that we can bring this much-needed assistance to children and elders as fast as possible, whenever possible. You can make a secure donation by clicking on our “donate” button here on this page. Our “Donations” page also provides information on how you can help. Thank you so much for your support!
If you wish to send warm, gently-used clothing directly to the families on the reservations, this would be a tremendous help. Please find below the addresses of our trusted contact people on the various reservations who make sure all donations go where they are most needed. Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!