Testimonials

A Word from the Charities

Young Audiences of Houston

"The support that Okra brings to Houston charities is truly amazing and this support will affect the lives of thousands of children, our talented artists and the partners we work with each year. Thank you so much for allowing us to participate, we've become a stronger team and Okra is now our family, we love you all so much!!!"

Habitat for Humanity

“Every candidate is a winner! For any non-profit, the opportunity to tell new audiences our story—what we do, why we do it and how we do it—is very valuable. We are using the donation to help more of Houston’s hardworking, low income families obtain safe, decent affordable housing.”

A Simple Thread

“Because of OKRA, we are able to purchase sweats, gloves, foot warmers, scarves, hats, rain ponchos and hoodies for hundreds of homeless Houstonians. OKRA is the reason that they will be warmer and more comfortable. OKRA gave us confidence in ourselves as an organization. We were the smallest organization OKRA had in the competition. When we won, it gave us so much confidence. Our tiny organization beat bigger groups.”

Boys & Girls Harbor of Houston

“It was an honor to have been selected as a recipient for a gift from OKRA! Imagine our surprise when we were handed a large check from a very generous group of restaurateurs, bar owners and others! Boys & Girls Harbor has used the gift from OKRA to further our mission to provide shelter, food, clothing, and education for children who have suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment, or whose family is in financial difficulty.”

Lawndale Art Center

“We had a lot of fun with this unique opportunity to raise awareness about the organization and to communicate with our audience in a different way. We appreciated the attention OKRA gave to promoting the charities over social media. And even though we did not win our month, the excitement and uniqueness of the opportunity was a nice break from the everyday challenge of fundraising.”