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 $1,156,845.33.
This month, we are raising money for The Children’s Assessment Center.
The Children’s Assessment Center (CAC) provides a safe haven to sexually abused children and their families—a place where they can receive the kind of care and treatment they so richly deserve. They employ an extraordinarily effective multidisciplinary team approach in the prevention, assessment, investigation, referral for prosecution and treatment of child sexual abuse. The CAC brings together social workers, physicians, attorneys and law enforcement professionals in one central location to provide a continuum of critical, coordinated services. In 2017, they served nearly 4,000 children from our community, conducted 3,252 forensic interviews (636 of them in Spanish), provided over 8,400 individual, group, and family therapy services and conducted 1,104 sexual assault exams.
We are located at 924 Congress St. Houston Texas 77002. Open daily 4pm-2am. Happy hour 4-6:30pm.