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We have began the process of collecting for The Thanksgiving Turkey Drive. We have a goal of distributing 20,000 turkey dinners throughout South Florida this holiday. ...

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December 14, 2007 | Miracle Tree Toy Drive

We Toy Drive ...

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July 31, 2006 | Back to School Drive

Big Mama's Team of Life, Inc. is conducting a school supply drive for children of all ages who are economically challenged. Won't you please help us provide children with the school supplies they need. ...

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Essie "Big Mama" Reed, the northwest Fort Lauderdale woman who has virtually adopted children in her neighborhood and steered them from trouble, is being honored this week in Atlanta at the 17th National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community. ...

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The unofficial grandmother of her northwest Fort Lauderdale neighborhood, Reed provides temporary shelter for kids who have lost their way, need adult attention, are hungry, need clothes, need to be shown a better way, desire protection from violence or simply need to know someone cares. ...

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"I help people. And I get people to help people," said the woman who calls herself Big Mama and who seems to be universally known by her self-assigned title from Fort Lauderdale's City Hall to the gritty neighborhood where she lives. ...

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Essie Reed has a new temporary house in the same northwest Fort Lauderdale neighborhood where she is known as "Big Mama," the rescuer of multitudes of children from street predators. ...

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"We've got no lights, no electric," said Tiana Rhodes. "Thank the Lord for Big Mama. We've got this." Rhodes, her three children and mother live in the neighborhood around Northwest Third Street and 12th Avenue, where Big Mama has spent the past nine days cooking up vittles for her neighbors. The food has been donated daily by the Royal Academy Church of the Living God, the church Reed attends, and the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale. ...

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Big Mama was there for the victims of Hurricane Wilma: ...

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A woman who helps children and parents in her northwest Fort Lauderdale neighborhood is in need of help herself. ...

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