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 $1,178,876.59.
This month, we are raising money for Kids in Need of Defense.
In light of the family separations taking place at the border, KIND is working tirelessly to send staff and pro bono attorneys to the border to conduct Know Your Rights presentations with immigrants and refugees held captive in detention centers as they await deportation proceedings. We are actively fundraising to get as many attorneys down to the border so they can serve as many vulnerable individuals as possible.
Since 2014, more than 240,000 unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children have arrived to the United States fleeing violence in their home countries. More than 60% of them have no one to represent them in their deportation proceedings. This is where KIND steps in. We are the leading national organization dedicated to ensuring that no child ever has to stand in immigration court alone. In partnership with 553 law firms and corporations, KIND has served over 16,600 children since 2009.
KIND will achieve our vision by: Ensuring that no child appears in immigration court without high quality legal representation. Advancing laws, policies, and practices that ensure children’s protection and uphold their right to due process and fundamental fairness; and Promoting in countries of origin, transit, and destination durable solutions to child migration that are grounded in the best interests of the child and ensure that no child is forced to involuntarily migrate.
We are located at 924 Congress St. Houston Texas 77002.
Open daily 4pm-2am. Happy hour 4-6:30pm.