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Starfish Cafe's Forever Home

$5,205 of $130,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 13 months


Our Forever Home :)  
Starfish Cafe is an adult outreach for those over the age of 18, (our oldest student so far is  a 62 year old veteran).  We provide experiential job and life skills in a Cafe setting with a trendy fresh and local menu.  Students participate in all aspects of the Cafe from the gardens to the dishes and everything in
between.

Donations to this campaign will be used to purchase the property known as Starfish Cafe @ 211 Main St. in Bay St. Louis, MS.   We need to raise $130,000 to complete the purchase of the property by December 1st, 2017.  To date we have donations of $35,000 and gift in kind donations to help cover closing costs.

Why a Forever Home?  Over the past 4 1/2 years Starfish Cafe has proven itself to be good stewards of the donations we have received.  We are debt free  and through donations and revenue from our Pay What You Want menu we provide all materials, books, uniforms and a work incentive fund for each student who graduates.  We have invested time, talent, and treasures in our present building to create a safe training environment.  A forever home would provide security and stability for the program.  Financially we will be secure without the burden of a rental payment.


When do we need the funds?  Our agreement with the family is to purchase the property on December 1st, 2017.

Who Benefits? Students and the community who gather at Starfish Cafe to "do life together".  Starfish is home to community education through our Community Health Worker Outreach, cooking classes, birthday's, wedding receptions, and a place to be home away from home.

Where will the funds go? The funds will be deposited in the Capital Campaign Fund and used on December 1st for the purchase of the building!

Starfish Cafe website  and Facebook to read and follow us everyday!

Here is another video from our early days 


We are grateful for every donation!  THANK YOU!
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This Thanksgiving we are grateful for each and every one who has donated and shared our campaign. We are down to the Hail Mary pass and are standing in the end zone...:) Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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Just like our Kale is growing the Go Fund Me account is over $5,000. It's never to late to give and every amount helps!
Thank you for giving and sharing! The Starfish Team!
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The garden is growing and so is our campaign! Thank you, please continue to give and share. We are grateful for your support!
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We are grateful for your support! Between donations on go fund me and those received at Starfish we now need $115,397.17...watching the miracle!!
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$5,205 of $130,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 13 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Pneuma-Winds Of Hope Inc (Starfish Cafe)
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Bay St Louis, MS
EIN: 113462236
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12 months ago
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$100
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13 months ago
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