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The Carousel Center


Ocean Ridge Charities Association

 participation in The Carousel Center’s matching challenge brings success!


With the generous Annual Appeal donations from Ocean Ridge residents, Ocean Ridge Charities Association, Inc (ORCA). was able to contribute $3,240 to The Carousel Center (TCC) for education and prevention training (Darkness to Light Stewards of Children seminar) for adults who are Brunswick County secondary school employees. Their goal is to train 10% of the tri-county population (35,000) within 5 years. Their mission is to support healing, promote justice, and foster resilience is children victimized by physical or sexual abuse, and to improve the community through education, prevention, and advocacy.  We thank you for your contributions.


But… the even better news is that by including our contribution in The Carousel Center’s, 2023 Heart of the Matter Challenge, ORCA’s $3,240 contribution was doubled and became $6,480, since they successfully met the $100,000 fundraising challenge. Support to The Carousel Center “gives a child who has experienced abuse the opportunity to resiliently heal themselves and their families, returning as close to a pre-abuse path of natural development as possible. Together, we are changing how our community responds to child abuse.”


TCC is the only accredited Child Advocacy Center in our region and serves Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties. We have locations in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties, and opening in Spring 2023 one in Burgaw, Pender County, to better serve children, their families, and our partners closer to home. To learn more about TCC, visit their website at

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