Support our efforts

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...

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 improvment plan

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

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!! 

Dononation celebration from the Veterans United Foundation in October 2022.

Our donors and funders

Thank you to the people, businesses, and organizations who have contributed donations and grants for reviving Sumner School and getting Impact Activity Center off the ground.  They include:

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:

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. 

(Katy rail bridge at Boonville)