ORCA is Celebrating 10 Years:

2010 - 2020 !

Ocean Ridge Charities Association 2020 Annual Appeal:

Community in Need

Our 2020 Annual Appeal theme is “Community in Need.” We have identified four Brunswick County charities to benefit from the proceeds of this year’s campaign:

Communities in Schools

Habitat for Humanity

The Carousel Center

Tri-Beach Cruisers/Toy Run

In addition to these charities, if our campaign is financially successful enough to exceed their needs, we will be distributing the additional funds to other needy charities in Brunswick County.

Many of our Brunswick county charities have experienced increased needs this year, while having limited volunteer assistance because of Covid-19 restrictions. Most have been unable to have their annual fundraising events, as has Ocean Ridge Charities Association.

Please click on this document to how you can help

Holiday Season Festivities

Please join SAC and ORCA as we start the holiday season with the following festivities:

November 14th: Holiday Craft Show, Pavilion, 11AM - 2PM. 

The ever-popular Holiday Craft Show is this Saturday, November 14, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the Nature Pavilion (RAINDATE: Sunday, November 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.).


This is a great chance to do some holiday shopping, and catch up with neighbors while socially distancing.  Your very talented neighbors will have a nice variety of handcrafted items.  Jim Ellenberger will have his 2 books available for purchase.


WAIT ---- there is even more!!  Luminaries for the “Light the Night” event on Dec. 6 will be for sale. The Ocean Ridge quilters will have a beautiful quilt that you can purchase raffle tickets for and try your luck.  The new Ocean Ridge cookbook, “Before and After the Main Course: Appetizers, Beverages, Desserts,” and International Dining Club memberships will also be available. (CLICK HERE for more information about the new cookbook.)


Proceeds from those activities, as well as the vendors’ fees, will go to Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) to support BEMC’s Warm Homes, Warm Hearts program (which will double ORCA’s donation).


Masks will be required.  Guests are asked to use hand sanitizer (provided) before handling merchandise and to please not crowd the tables.  Crowds will be limited to 50 people in the Pavilion at any one time.  The first hour of the craft show is always the busiest, so maybe do some errands and come a little later.


Thank you for supporting this event and for adhering to guidelines.


Any questions – Mary Pat Lynch

mphlynch@yahoo.com or 579-4715



December 5th: Please join us anytime between 12PM - 4PM at the Nature Pavilion. (We will be monitoring crowd control to ensure compliance with ORMA's capacity limits relative to the Nature Pavilion.)

Motorcade through Ocean Ridge with Santa and his elves arriving at the Pavilion

Enjoy lunch from Bill's Food Truck.

Enjoy dessert, hot chocolate and coffee from Lemon Tree Marketplace.

(All food items will be 'Cash and Carry'. No seating will be available.)

Peruse the beautiful items donated and made by your neighbors

and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win your favorite items.

Raffle tickets can be purchased before 12/5 by contacting

Judy Cunningham (mjcunningham@atmc.net).

Tickets are 10 for $20.

This is the last chance to buy luminaries for 

"Light Up the Night" on 12/6 (see BELOW for details)

Proceeds will be donated to Warm Homes/Warms Hearts.

Winners of the home decorating contest and the raffle will be announced.

(Winners do not have to be present when announcements are made.)



December 6th (rain date Dec 7th) : See BELOW for details...

Before and After the Main Course

Appetizers, Beverages, Desserts

Ocean Ridge Cookbook Volume 2


 Ocean Ridge on December 6th

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

We’ve sold out of our original sets, and will be ordering more. Please contact us if you are interested in securing a set, which will be available between next week and our final sale date of Dec 5th at the event sponsored by SAC and ORCA at the Pavilion.​

What:  10 pack of Luminaries (candles and bags) (You provide rice, sand, birdseed, or cat litter)

How much: $20 each pack (checks made out to ORCA)

When: December 6th from 5:00pm-8:00pm (Rain date December 7th)

Who benefits: The Ocean Ridge community is asked to ride around the neighborhood and enjoy the beauty. Maps will be provided.

Highlights: Winners of the Decorate Your Front Yard contest will be showing their banners. The Community garden will also be specially decorated to join in the spirit of the evening!  So, don’t miss it!

Where will my donation go: BEMC’s Warm Homes, Warm Hearts program (which will double ORCA’s total donation)

Where can I get them:

  • Nov. 14 Craft Fair at the Pavilion ( 11:00 am- 2:00pm)

  • Corinne Eisenstein, 554 Westchester, ceisen2@gmail.com. Phone: 910-575-3878

  • Kath Larson, 6932 Rosebury Court, Kath.Larson@gmail.com. Phone: 910-398-5602

  • Maggy Schlink, 536 Gladstone Circle, maggysbeach@aol.com. Phone : 910-579-2557


Homeowners are asked to set them out along their lawn’s edge, sidewalk or driveway on Sunday, December 6th from 5:00pm-8:00pm.



ORCA Thanks You for over $25,000 in 23 days!

Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. (ORCA) COVID-19 Relief Campaign started on April 16 with all of us wondering how it would take off, and if we could raise enough funds to make a difference to hard hit residents in Brunswick County.


At ORCA, we have learned through 10 years of fundraising that residents of Ocean Ridge Plantation continue to surpass expectations every single time, with their generosity for those less fortunate.  And you hit a homerun this time around: you donated over $25,000, a record-breaking amount for the ORCA COVID-19 Relief Campaign, for food and shelter, and medical relief challenges caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Within the first six days, residents donated $10,000, enabling ORCA to send its first set of checks to Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA), New Hope Clinic, South Brunswick Interchurch Council (SBIC), and the Brunswick Homeless Coalition.  Since then, and up until the close of the campaign on May 8, generous residents donated another $15,000, which has been distributed to the following local charities: BFA, SBIC, New Hope Clinic, Brunswick Community College, Carousel Center, and WARM.


ORCA benefitted from Ocean Ridge’s “Merry Maskateers,” Mary Perno, Patti Elsen, Nancy Doukakis and Sue Kemmerer, who sewed a total of 2,625 masks and donated $1,540 to ORCA from their project.  Due to the generosity of George Briggs and his 26.2-mile walking marathon, ORCA received over $5,000 in donations.

Once again, we thank you for helping the neediest in our county, by donating to the 40 Brunswick County charities supported by ORCA.

To see the Charities who received donations from your COVID-19 campaign generosity...


Special Offering on International Dining Club Memberships     


IDC is offering an extended timeframe on new memberships!

Memberships purchased now will be usable until August 2021!!


Tired of trying to figure out what to have for dinner every night? We’ve got the answer…the International Dining Club membership is for YOU!!!!

This membership offers dining discounts at over 100 nearby restaurants (Myrtle Beach, North Myrte Beach, Southport, Little River..), including Greg Normans, Sea Blue, Thoroughbreds, TBonz, Angelo’s,  Burgerfi, La Cucina ( a local favorite) and many more.

For a complete listing of the offerings, go to: www.idc241dining.com and click on the South Carolina tab.

The cost is $35 dollars and $10 of that is a tax deductible contribution to Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. Contact me with the information below by Wednesday, May 27, 2020 to be included in our latest order. This helps us to raise money for local Brunswick county charities. For additional information about the program, or to order a packet, contact:

Maggy Schlink at 579-2557 or maggysbeach@aol.com.

Join the new

ORCA Service Club

The Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) announces the formation of an ORCA Service Club, to more easily facilitate the inclusion of Ocean Ridge residents into the planning and execution of ORCA activities.

Did you know that you can now donate to ORCA in many ways? 

Just click on any of links below and your donation is on its way...

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