WellsFest Beneficiaries

Each year a committee from Wells Memorial United Methodist Church reviews applications for WellsFest help.  The committee looks at the scope of services provided by the applicants and the potential budgetary impact of a WellsFest contribution.  The general goal has been to direct WellsFest help to smaller non-profit organizations that don’t have major fundraising capabilities.


In recent years the festival has raised an average of $50,000 for the designated beneficiary.  It also generates publicity that helps make the Jackson community better aware of the organization.  WellsFest beneficiaries have included:

  • Sims House for Women and Children
  • Galloway Elementary School
  • Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Whispering Pines Hospice
  • The Bethlehem Center
  • Operation Shoestring
  • Magnolia Speech School
  • Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth
  • The Mustard Seed
  • Grace House
  • Good Samaritan Center
  • Common Bond
  • Harbor House
  • Partners to End Homelessness
  • The Center for Violence Prevention
  • Methodist Children's Homes of Mississippi
  • Growing Up Knowing
  • Extra Table

Download the WellsFest Beneficiary Application.  It must be completed according to the directions in the document and postmarked by November 30 for consideration by the selection committee.