It’s a Wonderful Life Festival Donates to Local Charities

Haidee Oropallo (IAWL) & Christina Ehlers (Community Action Program)
Gina, Delores Morgan - Director, and Cheryl (House of Concern), Haidee Oropallo & Laci Pinckney (IAWL)
Paula Coffey (Seneca Falls Backpack Program)
Ellen Hughes (Trevor's Gift), Becky Bly (IAWL)

SENECA FALLS, NY, December 28, 2022 —- The It’s a Wonderful Life Festival committee announced today that it has made donations to several charities in the Seneca Falls/Waterloo area. 

In the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, Uncle Billy lost $8000 when he inadvertently gave Mr. Potter the Savings & Loans’ bank deposit. Upon word that the future of the Bailey Business & Loan was in jeopardy, the community came together to save the Business & Loan by donating money to assure its’ future existence.  

In a similar display of generosity, with a continuing increase in demand from local food pantries, the It’s a Wonderful Life Festival committee decided to make donations to several charities in the Seneca Falls/Waterloo area totaling $8000, the same amount that Uncle Billy lost. 

“We are grateful to these organizations for all they do for our community and know they can use all of our support during the holiday season.” said Haidee Oropallo, President of It’s a Wonderful Life Festival. 

The charities receiving donations, which all support the hungry are the Seneca County House of Concern, Cayuga Seneca Community Action Programs (CAP), Seneca Falls Backpack Program, and Trevor’s Gift. 

In the IAWL movie, Clarence the Angel says – Strange, isn’t it?  Each person’s life touches so many other lives. That is just what the It’s a Wonderful Life Festival committee wants to convey. “We are hopeful that the rest of our local community will also come together to help these organizations do their valuable work,” added Oropallo.

Thank you to our Wonderful Sponsors in 2022