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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!

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

WINTER SUPPLIES AND FOOD DRIVE: Thank you for your help!


FLMCC would like to thank Debbie Hirsch, Donna Page,  Kim Lawrence and Frank Riley for their efforts to get warm clothes and food out to South Dakota! Let’s keep up the momentum!Donna Mar 11

Debbie food 29.2.16 Kim and Frank Feb 29.16

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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A busy end of 2015 and start to 2016!


FLMCC is always working for the People, and the end of 2015 till today has been no exception…
Since September 2015, thanks to our supporters and contributors, we have provided both financial and material assistance to over 50 families with elders and children:
To: PINE RIDGE REZ, South Dakota
Space heaters:
– Karen Red Ear Horse, Olowan Martinez, Feleta Two Bulls, Merton Belt, Leona Broken Nose, Phyllis Dreaming Bear, Christine Belt; Bernadine Patton , Gaylord Red Ear Horse, Ingrid One Feather, Verna Yellow Horse; Regina Brave

HEATING/ELECTRICITY ASSISTANCE:
– Davidica Littlespottedhorse: 1 propane assistance
– Alvin Dubray: 1 electricity bill assistance
EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE:
– Michael Adams: 1 gasoline assistance

WINTER CLOTHING: 250 lbs for distribution. (Thank you to Davidica Littlespottedhorse and her mother Jean Belt for ensuring distribution to families in need.)
BABY / TODDLER NEEDS:
– Davidica Littlespottedhorse, for emergency foster, 2 toddlers
To South Dakota (Standing Rock)
Space heaters (2):
– Martina Looking Horse
To San Carlos Rez, Arizona:
Space heaters (2):
– Margaret Randall

Other assistance:
TELEPHONE ASSISTANCEE:
– Rebecca Bryson, Massachusetts: 1 payment assistance
SCHOOL SUPPLIES:
– Complete School Kits with Book Bags during Michael’s Diner Corp School Drive
We at FLMCC sincerely thank you all for allowing us to provide this much-needed assistance to children and elders and therefore fulfill our mission. Your continuing support is a crucial element in our efforts to bring basic assistance to families in need. Thank you all and God Bless!12522968_926149030801096_4454204764573179498_n

 

Our mission: Stepping up to help when help is needed


FLMCC’s mission is to provide assistance, financially and/or otherwise, to families with small children and/or elders who are in need of rapid assistance to deal with basic needs.
On Wednesday December 8th, we were told that two little boys on the Pine Ridge reservation, aged 3 and 4, had had to be placed with an emergency foster family. The children arrived with only the clothes they had, and though the foster family received some clothing the next day, it was clear that there would not be enough to cover an extended stay until one of the boys’ relatives could take them in.
We stepped up right away. By Thursday Dec. 9th, a group of supporters were collecting good toddler clothing, shoes, coats, hats and gloves, Pull-ups, and other much needed articles for the babies. At the time of this writing (Dec. 12th), FLMCC has also provided financial assistance so that urgent needs can be met over the coming days while awaiting arrival of the boxes of clothes and coats, which are to be shipped next week starting Monday.
And – holiday season oblige – there will also be toys!
Thanks to the support of Smoke Signal Gems and our other kind contributors and the help from supporters like Christine Hooghkirk and her colleagues and friends, FLMCC can once again proudly say: WE DELIVER.
Bless all of you. Thank you. We will keep  you updated as needs be.

I need prayers for patience and energy. Thank you to my dear children D Young Man II, Santana Young Man, Mercedese Young Man, Lane Young Man and Darien Young Man. If it weren’t for their support I couldn’t help all the young ones. I love you babies for sticking with me and standing by me. Wopila especially to Michelle L Warmath and David Anthony of Freddy & Lil Massi Calling Corp, for helping me to provide for the two lil ones that were brought to me. I forgot how much energy is needed to properly care for toddlers.
~Davidica Littlespottedhorse

toddlers Dec.2015

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? 🙂

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

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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