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June 28

UAHT Summer FUNdraiser – OKRA Charity Saloon

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Join UAHT for a FUN evening at OKRA Charity Saloon

About the Event:

UNITE with us against Human Trafficking!

The Board of Directors and Staff invite you to join us on June 28th to honor some outstanding community partners and to share an evening together with cocktails (Open Bar) and hors d’oeuvres.  This annual fundraising event will enable us to continue the fight to end human trafficking.

We will also have several fun events including a Sports Memorabilia Silent Auction, Wine Pull, and Raffle Drawings for prizes including two airline tickets to any continental U.S. destination.

Please also share this event with your social media networks. Connect with us via our new Twitter handle “@UAgainstHT”

Early Bird Tickets (Until June 15) – $35.00 - Click Here to BUY TICKETS NOW

The Venue:

OKRA, the organization founded by local bar and restaurant owners “to pursue charitable community initiatives,” is the group behind The Original Charity Saloon. The space that once housed Red Cat Jazz has long been considered an ideal bar spot. With its original arched hangar ceiling, exposed brick walls and unique glass terrarium roof, the bar’s interior is one of the most beautiful in the city. Not only that… each month 100% of OKRA Charity Saloon’s proceeds are donated to a different Houston-based non-profit organization or social cause.  To learn more about OKRA Charity Saloon visit their website.

Parking:

OKRA Charity Saloon is located in Downtown Houston.  Street parking is available in metered spaces, which are free after 6pm or in parking lots nearby.  You may also use the valet parking available across the street at Hotel Icon.

Silent Auction:

As part of this event we will be hosting a Silent Auction that will include excellent sports memorabilia from Diamonds in the Rough.  You will not want to miss the opportunity to bid on these amazing items – including items from local sports stars like J.J. Watt!!!

The Wine Pull:

A wine pull is a “drawing” for wine at a fundraising event.  Each bottle is wrapped or placed in a sealed wine bag, so the label cannot be seen. Attendees can purchase a “PULL” for $20.00 and then select a bottle and remove the wrapping to see what kind of wine they won.  The wine values range in price from $20 and up.

Fund a Need:

As we look to the future there are three very specific needs which are not funded by current sources.  These needs represent significant programs which target breaking the links in the Human Trafficking Chain.  Your SUPPORT by being UNITED with us on June 28th will help put these programs on their feet and lead victims to freedom.

Youth Prevention Training
There are three links in the Human Trafficking Chain; Trafficker, Victim, and Consumer, this program directly targets the next generation. The program is currently being re-designed and it targets keeping our young boys and girls safe from falling victim to human trafficking. We know that what drives this $150 billion dollar industry is consumer demand and that is why the next version of our youth prevention program will also target the next generation of potential consumers. We want to teach them now to recognize the signs of trafficked goods and services and avoid being a willing consumer. We seek to seed this generation with knowledge so that they become adults who join communities, businesses, faith-based organizations, and families who are intolerant of consumers and purveyors of human trafficking.

Greater Houston Area Research
It is well known that Houston is a hot spot for Human Trafficking, and while we also know both empirically and intuitively, why our great city is plagued with this awful crime, we don’t always have the data to guide our FIGHT! In 2011 HRRC (now UAHT) conducted it’s first human trafficking research program in the Houston area. That report focused on domestic minor sex trafficking and while the research has been significant in drawing attention to the issue by local, state, and federal agencies, there is more to human trafficking research that needs to be conducted and told. Help us fund this important local research and shine a brighter light on this awful plight!

Anti-Trafficking for Super Bowl 2017
Did you know that the Super Bowl will be held in Houston in 2017? Did you also know that the Super Bowl is commonly known as one of the largest human trafficking incidences in the United States? We must prepare NOW by training our local TSA, Law Enforcement, Hospitality Workers, and citizens to spot trafficking victims and interrupt the mobilization efforts of traffickers. With your help we CAN rescue these victims and send a clear message to the traffickers – NOT IN OUR CITY!

Interested in funding the above needs?  Donate TODAY by visiting our Donate Page

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Interested in becoming a sponsor of this event ?  Please contact Timeka Walker at (713) 874-0290 or via email at twalker@uaht.org.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

Start: June 28 @ 4:00 pm
End: June 28 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: OKRA Charity Saloon
Address:
924 Congress, Houston , TX 77002 United States
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