131
131
12

Help Home Street Home

$9,199 of $18,000 goal

Raised by 131 people in 18 months
MY STORY

Hi, my name is Destiny Buron, I’m the chef and owner of Home Street Home. Seven years ago I quit my corporate job, cashed in my 401k and became a proud food truck owner. I always dreamed of opening a neighborhood cafe to share my love of cooking with you year round. A year ago I decided to start the journey, and what a journey it’s been.



I’ve lived on the West Side of St. Paul for the past eleven years. My aim is to create an inclusive space for the community, that serves locally sourced scratch made food, employs people from the neighborhood, and is proudly run by a female chef and small business owner born and raised in this great city. Currently, there’s nothing else like it on the West Side. I’ve met so many neighbors who can’t wait for Home Street Home Cafe to get up and running. Their passion and support has fueled me to keep my dream alive.



THE BUILDING 

The building I found to call home is over a hundred years old. Since Home Street Home is all about community, I was thrilled to breathe new life into this historic building and save it from vacancy. In order to honor its heritage, it needed a lot more work than I could have possibly known. One of the biggest and most important tasks was building a modernized, fully accessible, gender neutral bathroom. We want everyone to feel at home here, which means creating a space where everyone is welcome.

My family has lent a hand every step of the way, from painting and construction to the photos and video you see above. With their help, I’ve been able to make every penny pack a punch. But, because of all the unforeseen circumstances I’ve spent my entire budget, all of my savings, and sadly even had to sell the truck.



CHALLENGES

From construction delays to zoning costs I’ve hit every roadblock I could imagine, plus plenty I couldn’t. I still have some road to cover on my journey, but my destination is within reach. Without a helping hand, I can’t open the cafe.

Any donation made will be used to help me pay for the zoning and licensing costs, secure the rest of the equipment I need, and finish construction. I couldn’t be more grateful for all the moral support I’ve received so far. Your help would mean the world to me and my family.


There’s nothing I’d like more than for the Home Street Home Cafe to be part of your life. To be the place you grab coffee and a bite to get you through a busy day, where you bring your co-workers for lunch, where you grab a glass of wine with your best friend, where you relax at dinner with a local tap beer, or when you’re too tired to cook and are in need of a scratch made meal to take home to your family. We’ll be here for your all your special occasions. I can’t wait for this place to mean a lot to you, because this community means a lot to me.




HOW YOU CAN HELP

Donate what you can, anything is greatly appreciated. I’d also love for you to share my story with your friends, family, neighbors or on social media. Because now you are part of the Home Street Home story too.  My HOME is your HOME.
+ Read More
Thank you very much to everyone who donated last winter to help get Home Street Home Cafe open!! The beverage rewards cards are finally here!! If you donated to the campaign please come pick them up at the cafe at 285 George Street. Thank you to everyone for your help and support in making the Home Street Home Cafe dream a reality. We hope you are enjoying our cozy little neighborhood cafe.
+ Read More
It's our second day being officially open! Come join us for lunch or dinner this weekend. We are open 11am to 9pm. Closed Tuesdays. Thank you to everyone who contributed and shared and helped us get to this point. Hope to see you soon! You can take a look at the menu at www.homestreethomecafeandbakery.com
+ Read More
Please see our updated soft opening invitation with our correct email address. We look forward to seeing you all this weekend!
+ Read More
There is a typo on the email address for RSVPing to the soft openings. Sorry about that. The email is info@homestreethometruck.com. Please respond with your name and what day you will be attending. Thanks everyone!!

Also, please feel free to bring a guest or two or your family. That is perfectly wonderful.
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$9,199 of $18,000 goal

Raised by 131 people in 18 months
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
BG
$50
BJ Gause
14 months ago
MS
$25
Michael Shyne
15 months ago
$100
Anonymous
15 months ago
$24
Anonymous
16 months ago
$25
Sarah Norenberg
16 months ago
$500
Anonymous
16 months ago
$50
Anonymous
16 months ago
RR
$25
Rita Rosenberger
16 months ago
AP
$25
Ariana Prusak
16 months ago
AC
$50
Anna Carlson
16 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.