All are Welcome to Attend

Plans are in the completion stages for the 3rd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Seneca Falls.  The Seneca Falls Elks Lodge 992 will again be hosting the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at 2221 River Road, Seneca Falls on Thursday, November 23rd, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM assisted by the T.R.A.C. Team in collaboration with the Seneca County House of Concern and the United Way of Seneca County.

Because no one should eat alone on Thanksgiving, the dinner will be open to all in need for a holiday meal or a place to go.  This will be a full dinner served buffet style including dessert. Delivery will be available to those with an absolute need and cannot attend at the Elks Lodge.  To schedule delivery you must register by calling (315) 568-2433.

Handyman Volunteers Needed

The Seneca County House of Concern needs volunteers to help with fixing things,  from minor carpentry work to painting.

Volunteering at the House of Concern is a great way to bring your corporate, faith, or community group together to help make a positive impact in our community.

If you or a group you are involved with are looking for a rewarding way to give back and   have repair skills please contact Olan Mack at or call 315-568-2433. Thank you!

You can also fill out the Volunteer form online here:

Online Volunteer Form and Agreement

United Way Volunteer Recognition

(Pictured above, volunteer Gary Ippolito, with staff members Delores Morgan, Richelle Losey and Olan Mack, Executive Director)

The United Way of Seneca County held its annual meeting and volunteer recognition on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Holiday Inn. The meeting was a look back at the previous year, acknowledging outgoing board members and welcoming new leadership, recognizing the donors, agencies, businesses, and the volunteers from partnering agencies that do the work of helping others in Seneca County.

The Seneca County House of Concern recognized Gary Ippolito who has a regular presence at our agency. His positive attitude, self motivation and deep caring for the mission of the organization made him the unanimous choice for this year’s representative for recognition as our Volunteer of the Year.

While Gary’s preference is to be working outside keeping our facility a neat, tidy and welcoming presence in our community, he also embraces the need to keep the Thrift Store an organized and pleasant place to shop for our community and our clients.  He brings joy to the staff and inspires everyone to work harder and be better people. Gary’s dedication and perseverance makes our small organization a nicer place to visit and he is an example of the type of organization the House of Concern is. A place that feeds minds with knowledge, stomachs with food and hearts with hope.

Congratulations Gary on your well-deserved recognition! We truly appreciate your hard work and thank you for all that you do at the Seneca County House of Concern.

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