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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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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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UPDATE: SPACE HEATER DRIVE, SHIPPING FUNDS NEEDED


FLMCC started a fundraising effort to try to provide good space heaters to the Lakota People in South Dakota.

These heaters would provide an extra source of warmth and could help better manage the use of propane for heating and also to keep the families warm between deliveries should they run out of propane.

Thanks to our kind donors, we have now got enough to buy a few heaters. But we have to wait to buy them because we need to ensure the shipping funds – and the heaters are heavy and hard to combine in boxes for some. The math is simple: Insufficient shipping funds  = no shipments possible = no heaters.

We need to get in at LEAST $500 to be sure to be able to ship heaters where needed before the cold sets in.

Please help.  Thank you so much for getting the word out and for helping if you can.Heater drive 2space heaters

SPACE HEATERS DRIVE


FLMCC SPACE HEATERS DRIVE: We are calling on all our supporters to assist us, by sharing far and wide and contributing if you can (no amount is ever too small), to help us get a number of SPACE HEATERS out to families on the Rez.

The time window for this drive is very limited, so any assistance you can give to this very important effort will be greatly appreciated.

You can help in one of the ways indicated in the picture or by clicking on the “donate” button on this page.

Thank you all so much!

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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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Helping a Family to Get a New Home


It was a pleasure for Freddy Little Massi Calling Corp and us to bring this family this opportunity. We in turn now say a special thanks to all our supporters for making this possible.
Mya B AmericanHorse : “I would like to say Thank You! For the help in getting my family and I our very own place.
It truly is a Blessing!!
My family and I are very Happy!
We now start each day with a Grateful heart!!
Wopila from the Kills In Sight family….”

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2015 BLANKET DRIVE FOR OUR HOMELESS… YOU ARE NEEDED.


In addition to our propane drive and continuous clothes and food donations, Freddy and Little Massi Calling Corp together with AIM NY, have now initiated A BLANKET DRIVE due to the EXTREMELY high numbers of our people trying to survive these harsh winter months on the streets.
This is NOT fair to anyone and WE TOGETHER can bring some relief to our homeless, where NO ONE else pays attention.
All we are asking is that you just sponsor at least ONE very THICK WARM blanket, so that we can get this to them ASAP.
These blankets which normally cost up to $40.00 are now being offered to us at $20 each.

PLEASE COME TOGETHER WITH US AND LET US MAKE THIS A SUCCESSFUL EFFORT AND BRING A BIT MORE WARMTH AND HOPE TO THOSE WHO ARE OUT IN THE COLD ON THE STREETS HOPING……

PLEASE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH US HERE AT FREDDY AND LITTLE MASSI CALLING CORP,
TO DO THE LITTLE GOOD THAT WE HAVE BEEN PLACED HERE TO DO.
LET US NOT IGNORE THE SILENT PLEAS OF THE PEOPLE…!
YOU CAN DO THIS BY EITHER 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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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!