Help Families Flourish

Bonkerz Playcenter closed to the public for play and parties on March 16th. Due to the generous support of Intersect Community Church and other individuals in the Bonkerz community of families we hope reopen as soon as it is safe and prudent to do so. As some of you may not know, though Bonkerz was opened in 2013 as a for-profit Playcenter, in 2018 the Palouse Alliance for Children and Families Inc (PACFAM, an Idaho non-profit corporation) purchased the Playcenter and reorganized its operation into a non-profit, for the benefit of the children and families on the Palouse. Though we did introduce a modest price increase to user fees in January, the revenue from Playcenter admissions and parties only covers about 85% of the cost of operation. We make up the rest through volunteer help and financial gifts from donors. If you are interested, our 2019 tax return (Form 990-EZ) is a matter of public record and available for your examination.

Like a lot of other small businesses on the Palouse, we have been closed and without revenue since March 16th. A local family owns the building out of which Bonkerz Playcenter and Event Center operate, and they have graciously reduced our lease payment for the months of April and May. Some of our other creditors have also been generous. We know that many families on the Palouse are struggling financially right now, but if you are in a position to support the mission of PACFAM to strengthen families through healthy play, education and support, you have several options.

  • Donate to PACFAM Directly

    PACFAM Inc is a registered nonprofit corporation in the State of Idaho. We have applied to the IRS for recognition as a nonprofit under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). If you do not itemize charitable deductions on your 2020 income tax returns you may donate directly to PACFAM.

  • Donate to Intersect Community Church

    Intersect Community Church has partnered with PACFAM Inc from it's inception and continues to generously support the mission of PACFAM to strengthen families on the Palouse through healthy play, education and support through volunteers and financial gifts. If you require a tax receipt for your donation, please donate to Intersect Community Church and designate the gift for PACFAM Inc.

  • Get More Information

    Any of our Board members would be happy to discuss the origins, operation and opportunities of PACFAM Inc. Connect by email with our Board chairman here.