Essie Reed

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Big Mama

Founder of the Team  - Life Organization

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Founder  - Team of Life nonprofit

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John Weaver, left, Essie Reed "Big Mama" and Dr. Elizabeth King host the Team of Life holiday gift drive that will help collect gifts to distribute to children from West Palm Beach to Miami. Team of Life, a nonprofit organization founded by Essie Reed "Big Mama" helps South Florida children in need. Gifts were collected on Dec. 3 at the Las Olas Beach Club in Fort Lauderdale and donations can be made until Dec. 25 to 2136 N.W. 8th St., Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.BigMamaHelp.com.
John Weaver, left, Essie Reed "Big Mama" and Dr. Elizabeth King host the Team of Life holiday gift drive that will help collect gifts to distribute to children from West Palm Beach to Miami. Team of Life, a nonprofit organization founded by Essie Reed "Big Mama" helps South Florida children in need. Gifts were collected on Dec. 3 at the Las Olas Beach Club in Fort Lauderdale and donations can be made until Dec. 25 to 2136 N.W. 8th St., Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.BigMamaHelp.com. John Weaver, left, Essie Reed "Big Mama" and Dr. Elizabeth King... (Kara Starzyk, Society Scene )

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Essie Reed, or Big Mama as she is known in her community, is a sort of Santa Claus for those who otherwise would not receive any gifts on Christmas Day.
She is the founder of the Team of Life Organization, a Fort Lauderdale volunteer organization that works with less fortunate children.

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"Big Mama" Essie Reed.
he Big Mama's 11th annual fundraising and toy drive event will take place at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. (Photo/ Parkland Parrot) In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller awarded Ms. Essie Reed "Big Mama", president and founder of Team of Life, Inc. (Photo/ FBI) Ms. Essie Reed, known to all as "Big Mama," is busy helping raise many of "the village's" less fortunate children.

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