A group of like-minded restaurant and bar owners in Houston recognized a need for a public voice for independent businesses in the industry. In 2011, they founded OKRA, the Organized Kollaboration on Restaurant Affairs, to pursue community and charitable initiatives in the city.
At OKRA Charity Saloon, the concept is simple. For each drink purchased, guests receive one vote that they may cast that night for one of four charities selected by OKRA’s members. The charities are all locally based. The charity with the most votes at the end of the month receives the next month’s proceeds. Interested charities, please submit an application.
Our current giving total is $1,168,855.44.
This month, we are raising money for Undies for Everyone.
Undies for Everyone provides underwear to disadvantaged elementary and middle school students with the understanding that owning underwear is one piece of a larger picture helps students succeed in school and decreases their vulnerability to bullies.
Since 2012, UFE has given away over 500,000 pairs of underwear for students, distributing to children at back to school events with the City of Houston Back 2 School Fest, Houston Food Bank Backpack Buddy, Houston Area Women’s Center, and BEAR (Be a Resource for CPS Kids). 658 elementary and middle school nurses receive 150 pairs of underwear to give to children who have accidents in the classroom. That’s almost 100,000 tushes. Since Hurricane Harvey 2,000,000 pairs have been given to men, women, and children affected by the storm.
We are located at 924 Congress St. Houston Texas 77002. Open daily 4pm-2am. Happy hour 4-6:30pm.