At OKRA Charity Saloon, witness the strength of Houston’s community and how these organizations make our city a healthier, happier, and more creative place to live. For each drink or food item purchased, guests receive one voting ticket that they may cast for one of four local 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. The charities must be based in the Greater Houston Area. The charity with the most votes at the end of the month receives the next month’s proceeds. We encourage you to take the time to learn more about the organizations that speak to you and find ways to get involved.
If you know someone or are part of an organization that would like to participate at OKRA, apply here.
TOTAL DONATION TO-DATE: $1,292,427.90.
This month, we raise money for Houston Pets Alive!
The mission of Houston Pets Alive! is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals. Houston Pets Alive! (HPA!) works with BARC (the City of Houston) and Harris County Animal Control to save the animals who have run out of options. Each day, we receive from these shelters a list of the animals most at risk for euthanasia; these are the animals we save. Some of these animals have only hours left to live before we tag them for transport to HPA!. For many homeless pets, HPA! is their last chance. Once in our care, they receive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and lots of love from HPA! staff, volunteers, and fosters, as they wait to find their fur-ever homes. Houston Pets Alive! saved over 3000 animals from euthanasia in 2018. With your help, we can save even more!
THIS MONTH’S FEATURED CHARITIES
COCI’s No More Victims’ vision is for children of incarcerated parents to “Get Educated, Not Incarcerated”. Since NMV was first introduced into Houston schools two decades ago, nearly 100% of every senior class has graduated and tracking indicates that very few wind up incarcerated as adults.
The mission of EMERGE Fellowship is to empower and prepare high-performing students from underserved communities to attend and graduate from selective colleges and universities across the nation.
Our mission is to be direction changers by providing social and emotional learning, effective coaching, classes in innovative technology, and trips outside of school. We desire to spark creativity in every student and a vision for their future.
We are a non profit organization that provides mentorship, Job skills training and employment resources to at- risk youth and military veterans. We emphasize core values such as teamwork, discipline and self-worth as part of our programs.