Impact Activity Center's fundraising challenge

Our goals

In 2020, Freedom in Christ Ministries, a local Boonville church pastored by Chequita Hinkle, acquired the Sumner School property from CCBC. The group established the Impact Activity Center, a 501(3)(c) non-profit company led by Daniel Bruce, also of Boonville, to restore the building and re-establish a community center. We will...

  • remediate the building

  • open the new Impact Activity community center

  • restore and further enhance the Sumner building
    (including a small museum to its history)

  • expand Impact Activity's reach in Boonville and surrounding communities

The building is sound and the roof has been fixed thanks to your help. The next step is mold remediation and other interior improvements.

The historic importance of Sumner School and the social value of a community-focused organization in downtown Boonville make this a very worthwhile effort.

Our needs

Phase 0: Mission accomplished

  • repair the roof to prevent further water damage (completed thanks to individual donors and Freedom in Christ Ministries!)

  • remediate for mold and asbestos (underway thanks to $150k donation from Veterans United!)

Phase 1: immediate goals

  • service the plumbing

  • replace the gymnasium floor (materials have already been acquired)

Phase 2: next 5 to 10 years ($150k - $250k)

  • fully replace the roof

  • paint

  • clean, restore, and replace flooring

  • repair windows

  • restore historical features

Roof and ceiling

Gymnasium floor



The Sumner Challenge

Impact Activity Center challenges you to “The Sumner Challenge!”

Challenge 1,2,3, or 20 people to match your donation with every donation matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000 by Freedom In Christ Ministries in Boonville!!

How to give


CashApp $SumnerSchoolRevive

Send money directly from your phone using CashApp. No fees are taken so everything you give goes to the project.


Make checks payable to "Impact Activity Center" and send to us at P.O. Box 550, Boonville, MO 65233


Use the GoFundMe site to donate to to the RevivingSumnerSchool campaign (a small percentage goes to GoFundMe's platform).

NAP Tax Credit for Businesses

Missouri businesses can get tax credit for donations to Impact through the Neighborhood Assist Program (NAP). Find out more here.


When the pandemic ends we can also use your help as a volunteer. Replacing gym floor, cleaning, repairing, painting, plumbing, it all needs a little TLC. Watch for announcements for chances to help out.

Thank you!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The giving has been incredible!

Donation totals as of December 2020:

  • Cash app = $381

  • GoFundMe = $3,119.11

  • Mail in = $11,625

  • Spaghetti fundraiser Dinner = $2,290

  • Impact Activity Center match = $17,415.11

Total = $34,830.22

If you haven’t donated but it’s crossed your mind, we encourage you to consider giving! One time donation, weekly, monthly, yearly pledges, how ever you want to do it.

New roof is in place, now it’s on to Phase 2!

Brad, Daniel, and Frank Bruce thank you for the generous donations to Impact Activity Center. You will make a difference.

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Where are we?

Impact Activity Center is located at 1111 Rural Street in Boonville, Missouri. The building is currently closed for renovation and COVID-19.

(Katy rail bridge at Boonville)