Proceeds of the OIR Christmas Cheer quilt raffle will benefit Ocracoke families and the Bread of Life Food Pantry. Photo courtesy of OIR

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Islanders, visitors and friends have two chances to obtain a handmade Ocracoke quilt this year.

Ocracoke Island Realty is having its first quilt raffle for its annual Christmas Cheer Fundraiser that benefits island families and the Bread of Life Food Pantry.
The quilt was created with 64 current and vintage T-shirts donated by Ocracoke businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals, said Kari Styron, rental manager.

“Our intent is to keep doing this project each year and get it out earlier in the season so that our guests can participate in the fundraising,” she said. “The potential is there to raise a lot of money and help a lot of people.” 

Tickets are $5 for one or $20 for five tickets and will be available through Thanksgiving weekend, after which the winner will be drawn.

OIR will match the raffle receipts 100 percent.

Tickets are available in the Ocracoke Island Realty rental office or by mail with checks made out to Ocracoke Island Realty with “Quilt Raffle” in the memo line. Mail checks to Ocracoke Island Realty, PO 238, Ocracoke, NC 27960. Include your name, mailing address, phone number and email address.

For questions or details, call OIR at 1-877-646-2822 or

The Ocracoke Preservation Society is raffling a hand-made quilt made by the Needle and Thread Club of Ocracoke, which has made quilts for the last 23 years to support the OPS.

The drawing for the quilt will be held at the Wassail Party on Dec. 10, at 5 p.m., in the OPS museum.

Tickets are $5 each with discounts for multiple purchases. The OPS does not use the numbers on the ticket. They just use the ticket itself, so you do not need a copy of the ticket.

For tickets, stop in the OPS museum, 49 Water Plant Rd., or call 252-928-7375. Tickets are also available online at

You can also help the OPS by becoming a member and/or by making a donation (also on the support page) towards OPS recovery efforts.

The Needle Thread Club of Ocracoke has made a quilt each year for the last 23 years to benefit the Ocracoke Preservation Society. Photo: C. Leinbach
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