Drink for our cause!

July 23, 2013
by Laura Prus
It’s no secret that we love being a part of the wonderful downtown community, and this month, we’re thrilled to be one of four charities highlighted by our downtown neighbor, OKRA Charity Saloon.

OKRA gives neighborly love a whole new meaning. Each month, they donate their proceeds to a charity of its customers’ choosing. When customers purchase a drink, they are each given a ticket and asked to use it to vote for the charity of their choice. The charity with the most votes at the end of the month receives the month’s proceeds. We’re in the running to win the proceeds, which can be as much as $15,000 for the month of July, and if we win, we’ll use the money to help fund our more than 400 free events and programs that take place year-round.

You may be thinking, “Why would Discovery Green need money? Isn’t it a city park?” 

Here’s why: the park is managed and maintained by Discovery Green Conservancy, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We aren’t a city park and  don’t receive funding from the city. Without community support, we couldn’t present a year-round calendar of free events and maintain the gardens, lawns and other amenities that make Discovery Green one of the most beautiful and vibrant public spaces in Houston!

So, because Discovery Green raises 100% of the funds to put on these dynamic and many events, we need YOU to go vote for Discovery Green at OKRA this month. One drink at happy hour can help a crowd rock out to great music at our free Thursday Night Concerts, allow a family to enjoy a free movie under the stars, or provide a busy adult with free yoga and Zumba classes. Gather up your friends, grab a drink at OKRA, and drop your ticket in our voting box! 

Earlier this month, we celebrated at OKRA and invited you to meet the faces of Discovery Green. If you missed out, there are still plenty of ways to get to know us, and share your ideas, opinions and experiences with Discovery Green. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – we want to hear from you!