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.”

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.

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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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Local Food Drive to benefit the House of Concern

The Woodmen of the World, Chapter 1025, is celebrating the Company’s 125th anniversary by hosting a Food Drive to benefit the House of Concern. Please join them this Saturday, June 6th at Tops (Kingdom Plaza, Waterloo) from 10am-1pm. Cake will be provided for the donors and there will be prizes for the kids!

“Woodmen of the World is a non-profit life insurance society founded in 1890 by families for families. We carry the same tradition of helping others still to this day through a number of charitable works and patriotic presentations. Our mission is to provide the peace of mind that comes through knowing ongoing financial security and to this end we offer a number of life and annuity products.”

Seneca Falls Legion Holds Feed the Future Drive

Food Pantry DonationsThe Seneca Falls American Legion, Post 366 is holding their Annual Feed the Future drive, specifically to help provide non-perishable breakfast foods for the House of Concern Food Pantry. The Legion Hall, at 48 State Street is directly across the street from the House of Concern, and will receive donations through June 14th.

With the school year ending soon, many families will be without the supplemental meals provided for free or reduced prices through programs offered by the schools. This puts an additional burden on families with school age children.

American Legion LogoAs an incentive to participate in the program, for every item donated, the donor will receive an entry into a drawing to win gift certificates provided by local businesses.

Examples of the types of foods the Legion is looking for include cereals, juice boxes, oatmeal, pop tarts, cereal bars, instant breakfast, and peanut butter. For more information about this campaign, contact Julie Scott at 315-604-1396, or the legion at 315-568-8091.


A New Location for the Mobile Food Pantry

A New Location for the Mobile Food Pantry | Seneca County House of Concern

The location may be changing, but the dates for the Foodlink Mobile Food Pantry at the Seneca County House of Concern will remain the same for 2015. Although the times for the deliveries are never certain, Foodlink tries to have their trucks arrive by 3pm on the days of the mobile pantries.

Due to the increasing need, the Mobile Food Pantry has officially outgrown our location on State Street. The House of Concern plans to continue hosting the Mobile Pantry once a month, however, will be relocating it to the Seneca Falls Recreation Center on Water Street. The Mobile Pantry continues to be a wonderful opportunity for people to get a little more food besides their monthly basket and we are excited for this new partnership with the Seneca Falls Recreation Department.

The Mobile Pantry is a project of Food Link. Volunteers are always needed to help distribute the food. If you are interested in helping, please call 568-2433.

The remaining 2015 dates for the Mobile Pantry are as follows:
May 20th
June 17th
July 15th
August 5th
September 23rd
October 21st
November 10th
December 15th

***All mobile pantry visits this year are from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please bring bags or boxes. ***