Matthew's Ministry

Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. (ORCA), with support from the Old Dominion Dames, is asking Ocean Ridge residents to help Matthew's Ministry with their "Adopt a Backpack" program. For the past ten years, Matthew's Ministry has provided weekend food for children in Brunswick County who do not get adequate nourishment at home.

This year they will need over 550 backpacks to start the program.

Last year, Ocean Ridge residents contributed 295 food-filled backpacks to begin the school year. However, this year due to the pandemic, Matthew’s Ministry is asking for donations of empty backpacks that will be used at elementary, middle, and high schools in Brunswick County during the school year.  Please drop them off at either of the following addresses in Ocean Ridge no later than Saturday, September 10, 2020. There will be a box on the front porch to place your empty backpacks in, along with a sign-in sheet.
·Maggy Schlink, 536 Gladstone Circle SW
·Kath Larson, 6932 Rosebury Court SW

PLEASE NOTE: Backpack collection boxes will be moved inside from PORCHES BEGINNING Sunday 8 p.m. and moved back outside after the hurricane passes on Wednesday 8 a.m.


 “Computers 4 Kids”
Computers 4 Kids are in urgent need of Laptops, Chrome-Books, tablets, or all-in-one computers. To enable distance learning, ideally, these devices would have cameras and speakers. Having said that, any computer that supports Windows 7 or beyond would be valuable. If you can donate computer equipment, please email George Briggs,, by Saturday, September 10, who will come and collect them from you. 

Please note that C4K has been refurbishing computers for kids since 2006. They are a Microsoft certified refurbisher. The first step in their process is to wipe clean the hard drive. If you prefer to have your hard drive removed and returned to you, then this can be arranged. It would, however, still require that your computer be collected. Please contact George to discuss this further.

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: 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

Before and After the Main Course

ORCA Cookbook, Vol 2

Before and After the Main Course

Appetizers, Beverages, Desserts

Ocean Ridge Cookbook Volume 2

Front Cover

Back Cover

Extended Deadline to Reserve your

ORCA Cookbooks

A big thank you to our Ocean Ridge neighbors for sharing over 330 delicious recipes with Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA).  These wonderful recipes will be showcased in our new cookbook, “Before and After the Main Course, Vol 2 – Appetizers, Beverages and Desserts.”   

Take advantage of our extended offer for you to have cookbooks reserved just for you.  When the publisher ships the cookbooks to ORCA in August or September, we will distribute the pre-ordered cookbooks to whoever reserved them, and start supplying local merchants to sell the remaining books to their customers. 

Many of you submitted recipes and we are sure you would like your own book as well as purchasing some for gifts.

This is how you can be assured you will be able to own a cookbook.

  • Take advantage of our extension to June 11 to pre-order/pay.  Please make your check payable to “ORCA” in the dollar amount equal to the quantity of the books you wish to purchase ($15 each). 

  • Deliver your checks by June 11 to one of these porch box locations:

Claudia Piccarelli, 74 Abbington Place,

Maggy Schlink, 536 Gladstone Circle, or

Peggy Burris, 6605 Queensbury Place (off Dartmoor)

Please direct questions to Peggy at 910-274-2481.


Check Out What Recipes Your Neighbors Have submitted:

By clicking on the red BOX Ocean Ridge Cookbook - Recipe Log

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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