GALLOWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
We work as a community partner to support the children, faculty and staff at this inner-city school, our across-the-street neighbor.
The Tuesday food pantry regularly serves around 150 clients, providing a hot breakfast and groceries once a week.
WellsFest began as a small church-sponsored afternoon of music decades ago and is now one of Jackson’s major fall festivals with top musical talent on two stages. Its goals are to help a deserving local service organization, provide a festival where people can have fun and enjoy good music in an alcohol-free and drug-free environment, and show that God’s love can bring this community together in support of a worthy cause. Since WellsFest began, it has raised nearly $1.5 million for local non-profit agencies. Although the festival is organized and put on by Wells Church with community volunteers, all proceeds go to a local beneficiary determined annually.
JESSE GATES EDIBLE FOREST
This community garden provides fresh fruits and vegetables for our neighbors.
OTHER MINISTRIES WE SUPPORT
Operation Shoestring began in the basement of Wells Church as a response to the turbulence of the 1960s and the growing divisions in our city and state. It offered services to neighbors in need such as a medical clinic for children and adults, tutorial services, assistance with food, and more through the work of volunteers. Today, Operation Shoestring works as an interfaith ministry with support from a variety of individual and corporate funders, local congregations and several public entities. Its programs and services promote health and self-sufficiency in the neighborhood, uplifting the needy and brightening the future for our children.
Harbor House, a non-profit chemical dependency treatment provider
Mission Mississippi, a faith-based nonprofit working toward racial reconciliation
Good Samaritan Center, a non-profit social service agency helping families in need.