OKRA Charity saloon event
Help make us January's top Charity at OKRA!
We want you to know about a great opportunity for you to learn more about COCI and No More Victims (NMV) this month. OKRA Charity Saloon has chosen us as one of their showcase nonprofits for January. They recognize the importance of our work with children of incarcerated parents here in Houston.
The event: Join us at OKRA on Wednesday, January 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn more about the No More Victims program, meet our incredible graduates, and help us win a substantial donation.
About OKRA: The downtown Houston bar gives a portion of its sales to one lucky charity every month. In the last 9 years, that has totaled $1.2 million! Plus it is a really cool venue!
How it works: Each month OKRA selects 4 charities. For each drink purchased, patrons cast a vote for their favorite charity. The charity receiving the most votes wins the monthly donation.
What we would like you to do: Stop by our happy hour on January 29th, find out what we are up to, and vote for COCI!
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Can't attend? That's OK. You can visit OKRA anytime this month and vote for COCI. Share this with your friends. The more the merrier!
Friday, April 17, 2020
River Oaks Country Club
2019 LUNCHEON RECap
On Friday, April 5, 2019, more than 330 Houstonians filled The Junior League on Friday to support the third annual Cherish Our Children Inc. (COCI) luncheon benefiting the No More Victims Program. Dominique Sachse, the event emcee and an avid supporter of the charity, welcomed guests and acknowledged the sponsors and awarded the honorees. Attendees learned more about the charity’s mission through a heartfelt video featuring teenagers of incarcerated parents who have gone through the No More Victims program and how it changed their life. A panel discussion featuring Dr. Chris Greeley, director of the Child Abuse Pediatrics Program at Texas Children’s Hospital, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Dr. Khalilah Campbell, principal of Worthing High School, and Marilyn Gambrell, the visionary founder of No More Victims, allowed guests a further look into how the program addresses the physical, emotional, social and academic needs of children experiencing parental incarceration. Co-chairs Franelle Rogers and Caren and Darrell Rosenthal along with host committee chairman, Heidi Rockecharlie, worked tirelessly to sell out the luncheon, which raised more than $206,000 for the No More Victims program.