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: $1,215,010.10.

This month, we raise money for Animal Justice League.

Animal Justice League (AJL) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt dog and cat rescue organization with a focus on the Oak Forest and surrounding neighborhoods of Houston, TX.

Their purpose is to rescue and care for stray and homeless dogs and cats, raise funds to assist with medical expenses, foster and place animals in loving and suitable adoptive homes, educate the public about proper care of animals, and the importance of spay and neuter.

Animal Justice League is run solely by volunteers. They rely on fosters, adopters, donations, and most importantly, community support to make it all happen!

THIS MONTH’S FEATURED CHARITIES

Houston Roller Derby

Since organizing in 2005, Houston Roller Derby has grown into Houston’s premier roller derby league consisting of more than 120 skaters and other volunteers at all levels. Houston Roller Derby helps children and women explore their athletic abilities in an inclusive environment through its roller derby programs – Juniors (children ages 7+), Recreational – Betties (entry level skaters), Home Teams (advanced skaters) and Travel Team (elite skaters). All programs play games periodically throughout the season at Revention Music Center and Houston Premier Sportsplex. Currently, the league is ranked #32 of more than 400 team world-wide by the governing body WFTDA (Woman’s Flat Track Derby Association). Houston Roller Derby is a public charity and received its tax-deductible 501(c)(3) non-profit status effective 2011. The league’s mission statement is to (a) foster national and international competition of the amateur sport of women’s flat track roller derby; (b) to conduct local and national competitions of women’s flat track roller derby; and (c) to support and develop amateur athletes for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby in Houston, Texas.

 

It Takes a Tribe

It Takes A Tribe empowers the community by teaching sustainable living through free gardening, healthy cooking, and exercise classes. Our work is about building stronger communities, neighborhoods, and economies. It Takes a Tribe’s mission is to cultivate the land in the community by connecting our neighbors with agricultural services to produce the financial stability they need.

Our goal is to circulate knowledge, resources, skills and opportunities to ensure a sustainable society by engaging in numerous activities that promote skills, healthy eating, active living and community engagement. For the past few years, we have been initiating and developing community and school gardens in Urban Houston. We are committed to providing quality nutrition that is accessible to all through education and learning skills hands-on.

 

KPFT 90.1

KPFT is the independent, noncommercial, community radio station for Houston, Galveston and Southeast Texas region of the Gulf Coast.

KPFT a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational media organization.

KPFT serves the Greater Houston and Galveston population of nearly six million people, reaching almost 150,000 listeners every week and bringing to the airwaves an eclectic schedule of music, news, languages and information programming. In our 40+ year history, we’ve grown along with Houston, helping to foster cooperation among the various peoples of the community and becoming a unifying force in a city of great economic and cultural contrasts.

 

WorldFest Houston

WorldFest was founded over 57 years ago as an International Film Society in August, 1961. WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. WorldFest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World. It evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April, 1968. It was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd to present a quality film festival for the Independent filmmakers. Hunter Todd has been honored with more than 115 international awards for creative excellence in film production, and he has been the producer, director, writer and/or cameraman on more than 300 motion picture and video productions. The mission/vision statement of WorldFest is to recognize and honor outstanding creative excellence in film & video, to validate brilliant abilities and to promote cultural tourism for Houston, to develop film production in the region and to add to the rich cultural fabric of the city of Houston. All members of the WorldFest staff are filmmakers.