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Your donations make a difference!


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 July 2016supplies, 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!

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!

 

 

Thank you for your support!


We at FLMCC would like to show our gratitude to Kim Lawrence of Healing Smoke Gems and her customers for their strong support of our work. Through donations supplied by Healing Smoke Gems we have been able to help many families on the Native American reservations who otherwise would have had to wait a long time to get propane and utilities for heating and other daily needs.

Your support is greatly needed and very much appreciated in our mission to come to the assistance of those in need of emergency assistance with basic everyday needs.

Kim June 28 2016

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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Rouillard electric June 23 2016

Assistance for Elders is part of our Mission


We at Freddy and Little Massi Calling Corp continue to do whatever little we can for the elders who are in dire need through the long harsh winter and at other times of the year. Your donations have allowed us to help this elder with her utilities. Thank you all for you kind support and remember, your continuous support is always important and can be a lifesaver at times.

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Now is the time to build up the team


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 Gibbons Thanks Turkeyof 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 drive10882177_913410548671286_2316435114483525430_ns 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 shipment 12 12 2014clothing 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.

school giveaway 2 july 4 2015We 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 : freddyandlittlemassicallingcorp@yahoo.com 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.

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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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION/ N*E*W D*E*S*T*I*N*A*T*I*O*N FOR DONATIONS. Nouvelle adresse d’envoi des dons en nature!


by David Anthony

When we speak of THE CHILDREN, we actually relate to the future generation of THE PEOPLE as well, which MUST always be kept in the most conscious part of what we do.

If not, then what we do, will only account for minute portion of our duty, which will not serve the purpose of all our present sacrifices, nor will it ensure a future generation.

OUR ADDITIONAL DESTINATION TO SEND MUCH NEEDED SUPPLIES, IS A “CHILD RELIEF CENTER” , WHERE CHILDREN ARE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO SURVIVE & REUNITE WITH THEIR FAMILIES.

The people who operate this center, put ALL of their hearts & efforts & hopes into making this a success, and we MUST become a part of assisting them to do this important work. 

Here is the information. Please use it and let’s do this as a team. 

Diane Garreau . 100 main Teton mall.Indian Child Welfare program Eagle Butte, South Dakota 57625

Lorsque nous évoquons les ENFANTS, en réalité nous parlons également de la génération future du PEUPLE, ce qui DOIT rester présent au devant de nos esprits pendant que nous effectuons ce travail. Si ce n’st pas le cas, notre oeuvre ne comptera que pour une infime partie de notre devoir, ce qui ne servira pas le but de tous nous sacrifices actuels, ni n’assurera pas une génération future.

NOTRE ADRESSE D’EXPEDITION SUPPLEMENTAIRE EST UN “CENTRE D’AIDE A L’ENFANCE” DANS LEQUEL DES ENFANTS AURONT LA CHANCE DE SURVIVRE ET D’ÊTRE REUNIS AVEC LEURS FAMILLES.

Les responsables de ce centre mettent TOUT leur coeur et leurs efforts et leusr espoirs dans la réussite de ce centre et nous DEVONS les rejoindrer et les assister dans cet oeuvre important.  

Voici la nouvelle adresse. Utilisons-la et travaillons en équipe.  

Diane Garreau . 100 main Teton mall.Indian Child Welfare program Eagle Butte, South Dakota 57625

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You can do so by either personally sending what you can afford to buy ( a small electric heater, blanket, food, warm piece of clothing) EDUCATIONAL ITEMS, 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 :

Vous pouvez nous aider en envoyant directement ce que vous pouvez: Couvertures, vêtments peu usagés/neufs, denrées non-périssables, petits chauffages d’appoint) à n’importe laquelle des addresses ci-dessous, ou en nous envoyant un don et nous ferons le nécessaire pour envoyer des articles déjà collectés voire payer des factures d’électricité et de chauffage. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur notre page francophone.

YOU CAN DO THIS EITHER VIA CARD/PAYPAL OR CHECK:

Pay Pal Account: freddyandlittlemassicallingcorp@yahoo.com

Or use the “DONATE” button on our HOME page.

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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