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: $1,253,247.45.

This month, we raise money for Access Justice Houston.

Access Justice Houston is a non-profit dedicated to expanding legal services in Houston and the surrounding area. In Houston, 72% of litigants are unable to afford an attorney, yet legal aid in Texas are woefully underfunded. We serve modest means clients, providing legal services on a reduced fee based on their ability to pay. We help Houstonians through some of their toughest moments. Whether it’s a divorce, custody issues, domestic violence, criminal charges and much more. AJH helps reduce the financial burden of protecting your family’s rights, because everyone should have the right to an attorney.

THIS MONTH’S FEATURED CHARITIES

Artists for Artists

Artists allow us to see our humanity in a very important way. That is why we must support them in times of need and why we created Artists for Artists, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides Emergency Grants to assist artists experiencing career-threatening emergencies.

Carnegie Theatre Company

We support future generations of performing artists! Carnegie Theatre Company is critically-acclaimed by both the Houston Chronicle and Texas Thespians. Despite our caliber of excellence, we are facing budget cuts from H.I.S.D.  A vote for Carnegie cultivates the arts!

HITS Theatre

HITS Theatre’s mission is to educate, train and inspire students by providing professional-level performing arts programs in a collaborative culturally diverse environment allowing for personal growth and the highest level of skill development and artistry for Houston’s youth.

Houston MET Dance

METdance’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for our community through the instruction and the performance of dance. The Center and professional company provide critical arts education and scholarships, free or low-cost community access to the art of dance, and high caliber concert performances all over this city.