Canal Crawl – We Need Your Help – New Announcements


What you Need to Know!
  • T-Shirt deadline is coming up quickly – Register by 8/1/18 to receive a t-shirt.
  • This is a fun family activity or a great team building event for employees/co-workers as well as social clubs and youth groups.
  • Pay your registration fee now and the remaining amount later
  • You can raise your registration contributions through pledges.
  • The person who raises the most money wins a Kindle Fire HD 10 tablet.
  • Children 12 and under participate for free if paddling with parent or guardian.
  • There are discounted rates for teams of 4 and students.
  • Generous donors have offered donation pledges for the first 10 students who register.
  • There is a scavenger hunt along the way and picnic lunch at the finish.

Please help this be the best Canal Crawl yet! Participants are strongly encouraged to raise their entry fees by asking family, friends, and co-workers to donate pledge money leading up to event day! The more pledge dollars you raise the more people the Seneca County House of Concern can help! AND you could win the prize. Get a group of co-workers, friends or family together and join the Seneca County House of Concern to be a part of the solution to fight hunger in Seneca County.

Can’t participate this year?
There are other ways you can help!


  • Help us spread the word about the event on social media.
  • Encourage others to participate.
  • Sponsor a friend, family member, student or a co-worker.
  • Lend your kayak to someone who doesn’t have one.
  • Buy raffle tickets to win our event raffle item – A Go-Pro 11′ Inflatable Paddle Board package.

Because of the generosity of our 2018 annual sponsors, BonaDent Dental Laboratories and Waterloo Container, as well as event sponsors, Finger Lakes Radio Group and Trac Team, 100% of the proceeds will go toward serving the Seneca County House of Concern’s Mission: “To help those in need with basic necessities such as food, clothes, and household items and to treat everyone with dignity and respect.”


Canal Crawl Coloring Contest Announced

Name & Color the Creatures for a Chance to Win a Toy!

Download the coloring sheet and print by clicking the link:
Canal Crawl Coloring Sheet 2018

Even if you or your child are not participating in Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty we are inviting children to enter our Coloring Contest for a chance to win a toy.

To participate:
Download the coloring sheet above. Coloring sheets are also available at the Seneca Falls Library at 47 Cayuga Street, Seneca Falls and the Waterloo Library, 31 E. William Street, Waterloo. Please complete and return to the library no later than August 13th and or mail to Seneca County House of Concern, 35 State Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. Good luck!




Canal Crawl Coloring Contest Winners Announced

The Second Annual Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty benefitting the House of Concern  invited children to enter the Name the Whale / Color the Whale Contest for a chance to win a whale toy. Entry forms were available at the Seneca Falls Library where several children participated. See pictures below.

The winner of the contest is Georgia Beach (pictured above). The runner up is Maddi Brown. The entries were displayed at the event and were available to view at the Seneca Falls Library along with a story board – A Whale of a Tale, which is the story of a whale that was transported from Seneca Falls to Waterloo as an exhibit in 1891. The display boards were created by Lindsay Scowcroft of Waterloo.

Thank you to all the children who participated, Seneca Falls Library and to Lindsay for your assistance with the contest and displays.



Pay Pledge Donations For Canal Crawl Here

Do you know someone who is participating in Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty and pledged a donation? We’ve made payment of your pledge simple.

Click on the PayPal button below to make your donation. Enter the name of the person you are donating for in the special instruction box OR click Contact Us here on our website and send us a note informing us of your donation and who you are supporting.

PayPal is a fast and safe way to make a donation online.

Bonadent – Premier Sponsor of Canal Crawl

BonaDent Dental Laboratories will proudly serve as the premier sponsor of this year’s Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty event hosted by the Seneca County House of Concern. Daniele Bonafiglia Wirth, Vice President of BonaDent, recently met with the House of Concern’s Olan E. Mack (Executive Director) and Sharon Morehouse (Committee Chair) to present the check and affirm their commitment to the event. Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty is an event that raises funds for the House of Concern Food Pantry, which helps those in need with basics necessities such as food, clothing, and household items.

Participants in the Canal Crawl will paddle down the Cayuga-Seneca Canal from Oak Island in Waterloo to Van Cleef Lake on August 19th in kayaks or canoes. Participants are encouraged to raise their entry contributions through pledges from family members, friends, and coworkers. Prizes will be awarded to those who raise the most money. 100% of proceeds will go toward serving the Seneca County House of Concern.

Bonadent Laboratories Website