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Got Sneakers?

Ocean Ridge Charities Association, Inc. (ORCA) Fundraiser

ORCA thanks you for your sneaker donation!


On behalf of the Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA), thank you to the pickleball players, bowlers, jazzercise class participants, and individuals in the Ocean Ridge community for your contribution to the “gotsneakers?” fundraiser!


Over 300 pairs of used sneakers have been collected and will be sent to “gotsneakers?”, a sneaker recycling organization. When “gotsneakers?” receives the used sneakers they will calculate the value and send a check to ORCA.


All funds collected from the “gotsneakers?” fundraiser will go to Power Walking Ministries, Inc., to purchase sneakers for children in the Brunswick County school system that are in need of shoes. 

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Lynn Wieties, Mary Perno, Marjie Masline

Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) announces
2022 Annual “Giving Hope For Tomorrow” Campaign Results


A huge THANK YOU to the Ocean Ridge community for their support of our 2022 “Giving Hope For Tomorrow” Annual Campaign. We had a very generous response of $14,330 from those who participated.

The following Brunswick County Charities have received these funds:

  • The Veterans Welcome Home Center

  • WARM (Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry)

  • The Carousel Center

  • Hope Harbor Home

  • Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity


The generosity of the Ocean Ridge community has a very positive impact on the lives of those in need in Brunswick County.


THANK YOU for your support.


2022 Accomplishments

In 2023, the Ocean Ridge Charities Association, Inc (ORCA) will enter its 13th year of service. Founded in June of 2010, ORCA is a 501c(3) tax-exempt, state licensed, nonprofit corporation established within the community of Ocean Ridge Plantation. Its primary objective is to support local charitable and non-profit organizations in Brunswick County, NC that assist the neediest. ORCA accomplishes this by promoting charitable fundraising and volunteer participation throughout Ocean Ridge.


The Board of Directors is comprised of Ocean Ridge residents who guide the work of the organization. The Board elects the officers of the association, decides its annual budget, develops and implements fundraising plans and strategies, directs the allocation of donations to local recipient organizations and communicates to both Ocean Ridge and the greater Brunswick County communities about its activities.


Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) Service Club Training
Mark your calendar for: January 27, 2023, 1:30 PM
Location: Plantation Club


We’ve had so many requests from our volunteers about training, so we are offering the first ORCA Service Club Training on January 27th at the Plantation Club. 

This session will be less than an hour, but you will come away with a better understanding of each volunteer role.

Please register with me by January 23rd

This is also a great opportunity for new volunteers to sign up and attend the training. ORCA is always looking for volunteers and we hope that you will be one!

Warm Homes Warm Hearts

Thank you!

The generosity of the Ocean Ridge community has enabled Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) to donate a record breaking $12,750 to Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) for their annual Warm Homes Warm Hearts program. This money will be DOUBLED by BEMC, to become $25,500 for distribution throughout the community. By agreement with BEMC, ORCA’s contribution will be used in Brunswick County.

Mary Perno and Judy Cunningham, co-chairs of the ORCA Fundraising committee, have already presented the check to BEMC.

The Warm Homes Warm Hearts program provides year round utility assistance to seniors and families in need. The Ocean Ridge community is one of the top contributors to this program.

Thank you to all who participated in the : ORCA Craft Fair, Luminary “Light Up The Night” , Market Place Raffle (Ocean Ridge Artisans) , Christmas Quilt Raffle (donated by Judy Cunningham) or the Christmas House Tour. Your financial support of these fun holiday events provided the original $12,750 donation, which resulted in the $25,500 total contribution.

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Thank You For Supporting the Matthew’s Ministry Christmas Book Drive

A BIG thank you to the Ocean Ridge Community for your support of the Mathew's Ministry Christmas book drive!  162 books were collected and almost $200 was donated!  The Pelican Bookstore also donated to our book drive. 

The books and money were greatly appreciated by the Mathew's Ministry. 

Thank you for helping the elementary students of Brunswick County!



Old Dominion Dames

International Dining Club

membership are immediately available!!!

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Tired of trying to figure out what to have for dinner every night? Busy with the hustle and bustle of the approaching holidays? These memberships make great gift for you or your friends and new neighbors! We’ve got the answer…the International Dining Club membership is for YOU!!!! It is usable right now through December 30, 2023.

New Ocean Ridge Cookbook is still available!

Before and After the Main Course

ORCA Cookbook, Vol 2

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Before and After the Main Course

Ocean Ridge Cookbook Volume 2

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Appetizers, Beverages, Desserts

Trying to Figure Out What to Gift to Your Friends and Family? 

Look No Further!

Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. has published a second cookbook entitled “Before and After the Main Course” consisting of appetizer, beverage and dessert recipes with local artist Mary K. Donahoe’s watercolor of a serene pond setting at one of our golf courses for our front and back covers.  Our new 223 page cookbook is chock full of 332 of our friends and neighbors greatest tried-and-true recipes.  The cookbook is priced at $15 per book (plus $5 charge if the book needs to be mailed).  All proceeds from our cookbooks go to local charities that help the needy in Brunswick County. 

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