Too many people cannot afford their medications and The House Of Concern does not have the funds to help all of the people in need. So Lisa Scialdone and Donna Aceto of Fit For Life Personal Training decided to help and gather a group of people on Thanksgiving morning to go for a run before they gobbled their Thanksgiving dinner .A great turnout of 29 runners/walkers raised $516 for the HOC! Thank you everyone who took some time out of their holiday to support The Seneca County House of Concern.






NYCC to Assist with Coat Drive

The weather is turning colder, and New York Chiropractic College will be collecting new or gently worn (clean) coats to donate to the Seneca County House of Concern in Seneca Falls. Donated coats may be dropped off during business hours in the collection bin located in the Standard Process Health and Fitness Center on the NYCC Seneca Falls Campus between Monday, November 16th and Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

Director of Health and Fitness Education at NYCC, Rhett Ticconi is glad the College will be helping out, and reminds others to consider donating. “Help someone in need stay warm this winter.  Donate a new or worn (clean) coat this holiday season.  Make a positive impact on the lives of others.”

Community Thanksgiving Dinner Hosted by Elks Lodge


When the Seneca Falls Downtown Deli, who hosted a Thanksgiving Community Dinner for 18 years could no longer continue, there was a great deal of concern in the area about the huge void with many of the individuals that had been served, especially seniors and Veterans, facing a very quiet and lonely holiday. But, not anymore!

Following in the Downtown Deli’s generous footsteps, The Seneca Falls Elks Lodge, along with the Seneca County House of Concern and T.R.A.C. Team will be hosting a Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Seneca Falls Elk Lodge #992 at 2221 River Road, Seneca Falls on Thursday, November 26th, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

The dinner will be open to all residents of Seneca County, Veterans and those in need who have not received other Thanksgiving services or assistance. It will be a buffet-style meal with delivery available to those with an absolute need. Those who would like to attend the dinner need to register by November 20th by calling 568-2433.

Volunteers are needed on Wednesday, November 25th, 2016 for preparation and set up and also on Thanksgiving Day. For more information or to volunteer call Rhonda Pollino at 315-568-2433 or email at director@houseofconcern.org

Seneca Falls Rotary Donates Freezer to SC House of Concern

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In August the Seneca Falls Rotary Club donated a commercial freezer to the food pantry through their matching District Simplified Grants Program. The Rotary Foundation issues matching grants to local Rotary Clubs for a project of their choosing that will help the club focus their service efforts.

The foundation understands that each community has its own unique needs and concerns. In this case the grant was used to help fight hunger here in Seneca County.

Having proper equipment, such as freezers, is an integral part of the House of Concern’s ability to feed over 400 households several thousand meals each month. This new freezer will provide the space needed to store and distribute more food to our clients.

Seneca County Chamber of Commerce Ca$h Mob at New Beginnings Boutique


(Seneca Falls, NY) – The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce has announced the location for its next Ca$h Mob. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 9th from 4-6:30pm at New Beginnings Boutique located at 103 Fall Street in Seneca Falls. All Ca$h Mob participants will receive 10% off of their purchase that evening and an additional coupon lasting the rest of the week. 

The New Beginnings Boutique
, a project of the Seneca County House of Concern, offers a great selection of gently used women’s clothing and accessories. From small to plus size, the selection of gently used designer fashions offers something for everyone. Having just celebrated its second year, all proceeds from the New Beginnings Boutique support the Seneca County House of Concern Food Pantry and its mission to help those in need with basic needs such as food, clothes and household items and to treat everyone with dignity and respect.


The concept of a Ca$h Mob is to organize a mass gathering of individuals at a local business in order to raise consumer awareness and drive sales of local goods and services. Attendees to the event receive special discounts or other special incentives during the specified event times. In addition, the Seneca County Ca$h Mob helps create economic development by keeping more money within the community.


To learn more about the program, please call 315-568-2906 for more information or visit www.senecachamber.org or www.fingerlakescentral.com. Additional details can be found on social media outlets including Facebook [Seneca County (Chamber of Commerce)] and Twitter [@senecacountyny].


Established in 1968, the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce represents over 500 local and regional business and associate partners. The Chamber provides initiative and leadership, offering programs and benefits that promote its members and tourism partners, foster economic development and enhance the quality of life in Central Finger Lakes region.

Read more:at SenecaDaily.com http://senecadaily.com/?p=1053199#ixzz3lA0QWBMc

More community support for the SC House of Concern

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Exhaulted Ruler Warren Fredericksen from Elks Lodge #992, presents Executive Director Rhonda Pollino with a check as part of the Gratitude Grant

Last year, the Seneca County House of Concern provided more than 225,000 meals to local residents. This year, individual and household needs continue to increase. Without the continued support of this amazing community, we would not be able to continue to meet the Need to Feed.

Officers of the Protectors Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club of Upstate New York meet with House of Concern staff and Board Members to present a check following a recent fundraiser



Taste and Tunes Event Helps Support HOC

Taste and TunesThe first of what will be an annual Taste and Tunes event will take place on Thursday, August 20th as part of the culmination of the Van Cleef Lake Centennial Celebration at Generations Bank’s Corporate Headquarters in Seneca Falls. The evening will feature wine and food from local businesses as well as live music. Music, food and wine will be flowing from 5-9pm followed by a fireworks display over Van Cleef Lake. Proceeds from the event will be used for several local food programs including the House of Concern, Trevor’s Gift and the Summer Backpack program.

Tickets are $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door and can be purchased at Cafe XIX, the Cayuga St. branch of Generations Bank r CVDesigns Boutique at Academy Square.  For more information call 315.568-1151, or email tasteandtunes@mail.com.

SC House of Concern Golf Tournament Raises $1500


On June 17th, the Seneca County House of Concern ventured into new territory – the golf course. With a group of 6 teams willing to face a sunny but very muddy day as well as the support of local businesses and individuals, we are able to call our first Golf Tournament a success!

With Bill Cram and Lyons National Bank topping off the list as our corporate sponsors, several other businesses and individuals sponsored holes throughout the course including Ace Automatics, Friedman & Friedman CPA’s PC, Susan Noble and Greg & Denise Sarra as well as our own New Beginnings Thrift Shop and New Beginnings Boutique. Several more local businesses – Austin Physical Therapy, Autozone, BEWright, Ciccino’s, The Copy Shop, Five Star Bank, Heather Alexander with Arbonne, Holiday Inn Waterloo, Jessica & Co, Laurie’s Lil’ Popcorn Shoppe, Love’s Italian Ice & Custard, Mac’s Drive-In, Acupuncturist Mary Conley Sarratori, New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Community Players, Seneca Office Products, Sharon Snover, Star Diner, Tops Friendly Markets and WomanMade Products – supplied our tournament and raffle prizes. Eagle Beverage sponsored our drink cart while Seneca Daily and Fingerlakes1.com helped us with advertising.

We are already excitedly talking about next year’s Golf Tournament. If would like more information or are interested in helping out, please contact us (315) 568-2433.


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New Beginnings Boutique Celebrates its 2nd Anniversary!

The Seneca County House of Concern invites you to help celebrate New Beginnings Boutique’s 2nd Anniversary this Saturday, June 6th from 11am-4pm. We will have refreshments by Celeste as well as 20% of any purchase of $50 or more!

In 2013, with the help of store manager Lynne Wimmer, the House of Concern transformed a space on Fall Street into a shopper-friendly boutique filled with previously enjoyed women’s clothing and accessories. Since then, both our inventory of designer fashions and our following have increased resulting in the need to move to a larger location down the street. Now located at 103 Fall Street, New Beginnings Boutique has more room for fashions and accessories as well as comfortable shopping. Like its sister store on State Street, all proceeds go to help support the House of Concern food pantry.
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