FRIENDS OF GOOD SHEPHERD INTERNATIONAL, INC.
We provide resources to support the health, welfare, and education of the most vulnerable within the communities that we serve.
Friends of Good Shepherd International was inspired and founded with faith, compassion, love, and a spirit of friendship in 1996. For the past 24 years, it has been our faith-inspired privilege to serve the most vulnerable communities. What started as a grassroots effort to assist Jamaican youth with their education has grown into so much more. Today, we also serve the elderly, the infirm, and communities that have been ravaged by the forces of nature.
WHAT WE DO
Friends of Good Shepherd International (FOGS) was inspired by then-Bishop Charles Dufour in 1996 and is comprised of volunteer-members who are motivated by faith. FOGS’ operates a home-office in Miramar, Florida to serve local (US), international, and Jamaican communities. Through the generosity of our donors, we educate youth, feed the poor, care for the infirm, and comfort the elderly.
FRIENDS OF GOOD SHEPHERD INTERNATIONAL (FOGS) MAGAZINE - 2020 EDITION
Together, we are making a difference. We commemorate the 24th Anniversary of providing resources to support the health, welfare, and education of the most vulnerable within the communities that we serve.
We recognize and celebrate the 80th birthday of Archbishop Charles Dufour.
THE IMPACT OF YOUR FRIENDSHIP
It Starts With the Faith That We Can Make a Difference
Presentation of FOGS donation check to Good Shepherd Foundation toward education fund. July 2020
Presentation of FOGS donation check to Good Shepherd Foundation for the medical centre's maintenance and Covid-19 relief.
Reaching for the stars
Dear Friends of Good Shepherd,
I am writing this letter to convey my genuine gratitude and appreciation to you for sponsoring my studies.
My grandma lost her job 5 years ago, so I was having financial challenges since the 12th grade. I received assistance with my tuition for Sixth form (the 12th and 13th grade). Because of this I was able to attain 10 units/subjects in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination, between 2015-2017.
Presently I am in my final year at the University of the West Indies, pursuing a B.A in Journalism. I received help to pay for my tuition from my 1st to final year.
Thank you once again for your generosity. I guarantee you that I have made use of this opportunity that you have given me by working very hard over the past 5 years. Your kindness has also motivated me to help others in need and I will definitely do so in the future.
We Continue to Support
Hope (Teaching) Health Clinic, Montego Bay, Jamaica provides medical and dental care to over 30,000 patients each year.
Hope Hospice (Village of Hope) in Montego Bay, Jamaica
Good Shepherd Medical Complex in Montego Bay, Jamaica
Mustard Seed Communities provides homes for physically challenged children, children with severe disabilities, some living with HIV/AIDS, as well as pregnant teenage mothers.
Children's Education Fund assists from primary through tertiary with tuition, lunch money, books, school uniforms, and transportation.
Consie Walter Cancer Care Hospice, Kingston, Jamaica.
Education scholarships to South Florida students entering college.
International relief funding for victims of natural disasters.
Holy Spirit Health Clinic in Maggotty, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica.
St. Elizabeth Infirmary in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica.
FRIENDS OF GOOD SHEPHERD INTERNATIONAL
The health and safety of our communities are top priorities. At Friends of Good Shepherd International, we have made the decision to postpone all events until further notice to safeguard our guests against the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (CONVID-19). During this global health crisis, we remain committed to our goals. We truly appreciate your understanding, support, and generosity while we assess this situation to see how we are best able to help our shared communities.
Please help us to spread some kindness every day.