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Your contributions help families!


Winter is far from over and the hardest months are still not past us; the end of winter is difficult because other sources of assistance have often run out. Your contributions help to ensure FLMCC can continue to step up and help with heating and other winter necessities, and is very much appreciated.Thank you all for your support.
Make your secure donation today by clicking on the “Donate” button on this page, or via our PayPal account: freddyandlittlemassicallingcorp@yahoo.com. Thank you so much!

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More Space Heaters Provided


Through your donations, FLMCC recently assisted this young family by providing space heaters. Your contributions allow us to meet emergency heating and propane needs as often as possible in this cold winter. Thank you all for your continuing support!

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GETTING AHEAD FOR THE WINTER: SPACE HEATER DRIVE


You made FLMCC’s 2015 Space heater drive a success.

Thanks to your support and generosity we were able to ship enough space heaters for 14 families on the Pine Ridge and Standing Rock reservations in South Dakota.

These space heaters will help keep families warm as the cold sets in and be a complement to the more usual form of heating with propane. We hope the families will be able to enjoy a less stressful winter with this supplementary form of heating.

We want to extend our particular thanks to: Debbie and Ray Hirsch, Sharon Smith, Deborah Wright, Tara Brousseau, Anne Gale, Rene Dubois III, Anniemay Parish, and also to Kim Lawrence and her kind customers at Smoke Signal Gems, for their unfailing support and encouragement, as well as our gratitude to our anonymous donors and all our social media “sharers” whose support is an integral part of making this kind of project happen.

Many respectful thanks also to Oglala Lakota elder Jean Belt, her daughter Davidica Littlespottedhorse and all the family for their much-appreciated hard work and assistance in this project.

We are also beginning to ship good warm coats and other clothes, scarves, hats, and we are getting ready to assist with propane when needed. If you would like to help, please consider contributing to our shipping and propane fund. You can do so today by simply clicking on the “Donate” button at the top of the page. Your donations are tax-deductible in the United States. If you have gently-used clothes or other household things you no longer need, see our “Get involved” page for addresses of reliable contact people who will help get these goods to those who need them, or feel free to contact us.

Thank you for your support!

HEATER SHIPMENT OCT 2015Shipment 21.10.15

 

 

Thanks to our recent contributors


We want once more to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to Kim Lawrence and our friends at Smoke Signal Gems for their continuing support of our activities. We sincerely appreciate your assistance in our efforts to help the People. God bless! Kim July 2 2015We also want to thank Tara Brousseau and Debbie and Ray Hirsch for kicking off our propane and blanket drives on Crowdrise! We are looking forward to many other supporters to help us meet our goals! Who be the first to contribute to our School Drive on CrowdRise? 🙂

FOR FLMCC, YOUR CONTINUING ASSISTANCE MEANS WE CAN HELP MORE CHILDREN AND ELDERS


June has arrived and with it the long days of summer and school vacation. It’s a good moment to take stock of Freddy and Little Massi Calling Corp’s activities over the past few months and look forward to our activities for the coming months as well.

Since January 1st, 2015, FLMCC has directly assisted 19 elders and families with the payment of heating and electricity bills, emergency rental assistance, and travel expenses for medical reasons. We have also purchased a small stock of school supplies towards our 2015 School Drive. To that was added the shipment / distribution of over 600 lbs of clothing and foodstuffs to families in need.

All of this activity was made possible exclusively through the generosity of our supporters, to whom we are infinitely grateful.

As we move into summer, we are still receiving requests for assistance with electrical bills and rent, and we still have hundreds of pounds of donated clothing and supplies to ship. However, we are currently forced to put requestors on a waiting list due to lack of funds, and we sincerely regret this situation. Loss of power places related extra burdens on families in financial difficulty. Food is spoiled due to refrigerators that no longer run; laundry cannot be done at home; there is no warm water for bathing infants and young children; and electric stoves and other home appliances cannot be used. Moreover, during the hottest days of summer, loss of power means loss of air conditioning and fans, and thus a potential danger for fragile persons. And failure to pay the rent means eviction, pure and simple.

All of these issues all place more financial strain and anxiety on families with small children or grandchildren who are surviving on a frayed shoestring budget and who may have to try to get help from other relatives with equally complicated budgets.

Emergency financial needs are not limited to the cold of winter. Cuts in administrative funding, loss of employment, illnesses, and natural disasters – these emergencies know no season.

There are also our ongoing projects: the School Drive to provide as many children of less fortunate families as possible with the necessary pens, paper, notebooks, book bags etc., so they can start the 2015-16 school year properly equipped; our Blanket Drive to help provide warm blankets to the homeless; and of course shipping clothing and other basic needs.

For more information about our activities, please don’t hesitate to visit the different pages in our blog. We have received several very kind testimonials for our work over the past few months.

FLMCC’s purpose is to provide urgent assistance to families with small children and to elders in need, as often as possible and as far as our means will allow. We are counting on your continuing kindness to help us to make this consistently possible, 365 days a year. We ask that you please continue to share our information to others, and we thank you for any contributions you can make to our efforts. Every donation is important and very much appreciated.

PAYPAL: freddyandlittlemassicallingcorp@yahoo.com
(You can also donate through this website, either by clicking on the “Donate” or “Paypal” links on the homepage, or visiting the “Donations” page for more information.)

To donate by check: To the order of “Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp”

Address: 9282 Springfield Blvd, Queens Village, NY, 11428

Thank you again, and 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

Helping elders with heating and electricity


vivian april 15 2015 Apple propane April 24 2015At FLMCC we help whenever we can, however we can, thanks to your donations. Our mission is an ongoing one, throughout the year: from assistance with propane, electrical bills, warm clothes and other emergency needs to school supplies, toys and holiday cheer.

Please don’t forget our School Supplies Drive with Michael’s Diner in Miami, Florida, in which we hope to supply new school supply kits to as many needy children as we possibly can.

michaels-school-drive corrIf you wish to donate, please see our “Donations” Page for more information or click on the “Donate” button on the top of the Home Page to go to our secure PayPal site. If you are buying on Amazon, you can also make a contribution via Amazon Smiles!

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Thank you again to our supporters


Our mission to assist families with children and elders in need is a yearlong work. We are grateful for the steady support of our donors, and again thank Camille Droman, Kim Lawrence and her clients at Smoke Signals Gems, and Tara Bruosseau, as well as our anonymous donors, for their contributions which allow FLMCC to bring help to families as often as we can. Thank you all so much!

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UPDATE ON FUNDRAISER AT Michael’s Diner Corp


UPDATE ON FUND RAISER at Michael’s Diner Corp together with Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp that took place on March 15th 2015 at Michael’s:
The fund raiser was a success and we would like to thank all who were instrumental in making this day a very memorable one.
Everyone who attended had a really awesome time and the purpose of our event was fulfilled. We have even put in gear to start a scholarship program in Miami and have already began assisting elders who are in need and getting school supplies to those children who are in immediate need.
Our efforts will continue and we hope that you will continue to support us and grow with us with time.
On behalf of the Staff of Michael’s Diner , Freddy and Little Massi Calling corp and THE PEOPLE, we THANK YOU ALL. God Bless!

~ David Anthony

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TO ALL OUR KIND DONORS


To our DONORS.
Freddy & Little Massi Calling Corp, a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization, would like to make known, that in addition to all of our normal work of providing electricity, propane, shipping warm clothing and foodstuff to The People, we have also been able to assist a few families get housing and a couple instances, stay in their homes by helping with their rent.
It is very important that we are always accountable to those who have been putting their trust in us by continuously making contributions for these purposes, and its our responsibility to make known when and how we utilize your donations.
Thank you again for making these important tasks possible. Sincerely on behalf of Freddy Little Massi, David Anthony, Aim NY and The People, Thank you all for standing with us. God Bless!

Wambli TY 26 March 2015Judy 27 March 2015