Brunswick County Toy Run

On Saturday, December 14th, a dozen Ocean Ridge residents pitched in and helped at Brunswick County's Toy Run for disadvantaged children.  It's an exciting event each year, allowing less fortunate youngsters to shop at Christmas.

The Toy Run raises funds all year long and is an institution in the county.  This was the 27th annual Toy Run.  And it assisted 175 children - a record high - to have a brighter, more wonderful Christmas!  Each child is allotted $150 - half for necessities like clothing, and half for fun items.


ORCA donated $2,000 to the Toy Run, and ORCA Days of Service organized Ocean Ridge's volunteer assistance on December 14th.  The event took place at Walmart in Southport.

Festival of Trees

Ocean Isle Beach Museum of Coastal Carolina

Before and After the Main Course

ORCA Cookbook, Vol 2

Wait, What?

A second Ocean Ridge cookbook?

ORCA has sold practically all of the 1,800 original cookbooks and we are ready to start another – with your help and input of course.  The cookbook comprises three major sections:

  • Appetizers –  Hot, Cold, Dips/Spreads

  • Beverages –  Cocktails, Punches

  • Desserts – Bars/Cookies, Cakes/Pies, Mousses/Puddings, Candies


From January 1 through March 15, we are accepting the recipes that your family already enjoys and that fit into the above recipe categories. 


Please review our guidelines for submitting recipes.  


We will also include a listing of all the recipes submitted, and it will be updated weekly right here on Wednesdays.

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.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach hosted a Festival of Trees this holiday season. The trees were displayed throughout the museum’s galleries from November 21 through December 14.  Ten local organizations including Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) sponsored and decorated the trees.  THE ORCA tree was decorated by a team of artists  headed by ORCA board member Mary Perno and included Ocean Ridge residents Judi Moore, Deb Creghan, AND Debbie Smith.  The team spent 4 months painting or making the 120 ornaments decorating the tree.


Museum members and visitors to the museum during the Festival of Trees received a voting ballot to cast for their favorite tree. The winning tree was ORCA's with 260 votes!  The silent auction of the tree netted a bid of $350 which will benefit the charities that  ORCA supports.  If you would like more information on ORCA and how you can participate in supporting the neediest in Brunswick County please visit or our Facebook page.


A big Thank You from ORCA for all who participated!

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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Holiday House Tour

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Another successful year for the Holiday House Tour. In our sixth year, we sold 280 tickets and, as a result of your generosity, were able to donate $5,000 to the Brunswick Electric 'Warm Homes, Warm Hearts' program.  This brings our 6 year total to $20,800.

Special thanks go to those who decorated and opened their homes to us:

Donna & Bill Carter

Michele & Billy Cook

Karen & Michael Feeley

Debbie Kodak & Sam Farag

Christine & Bob Poniatowski

Ruth & Rick Walton

Want to see what we found behind the doors???

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