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 $1,205,700.93.
This month, we are raising money for re:MIND.
re:MIND (formerly known as Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Greater Houston) provides free and confidential support groups for individuals living with, or family and friends affected by, depression and bipolar disorders.
re:MIND free support groups help individuals, family members and friends understand these two difficult, yet treatable, mental disorders. In addition, re:MIND works to educate the public about depression and bipolar disorders, confront social stigma and advocate for the rights of people living with mental disorders.
Our free support groups are led by licensed mental health professionals and co-facilitated by trained volunteers. Our groups provide a compassionate environment consisting of peers who accept and understand each other. This sense of community and empathy gives participants encouragement to live more meaningful and healthy lives.
We are located at 924 Congress St. Houston Texas 77002.
Open daily 4pm-2am. Happy hour 4-6:30pm.