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.

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Offer Friendship

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.



It Starts With the Faith That We Can Make a Difference


Reaching for the stars


Good Shepherd Medical Centre


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.



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.

Upcoming Events
Annual Picnic Fundraiser
Sat, Sep 26
Miramar Regional Park
Sep 26, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Miramar Regional Park, Miramar, FL, USA
Don't Miss Out! Lots of food & fun! Entertainment for the whole family.
Online Auction
Mon, Jun 01
Jun 01, 7:00 PM – Jun 30, 5:00 PM
Miramar, Miramar, FL, USA
All auction items are donated through the generosity of friends within our local community. Opening bids start at 50% of the value of the item to maximize its funding value as well as create value for the buyer. Please contact us to donate an item to our monthly auction.
24th Annual Fundraising Gala
Sat, Apr 25
Doubletree by Hilton
Apr 25, 6:00 PM
Doubletree by Hilton, 13400 W Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33323, USA
Join us as we celebrate the 80th birthday of FOGS Founder, Archbishop Charles Dufour.
Fundraising Luncheon
Sat, Apr 18
The Church of St. John Nepomucene
Apr 18, 12:00 PM
The Church of St. John Nepomucene, 411 E 66th St, New York, NY 10065, USA
Join us for Mass and brunch with Archbishop Charles Dufour at our annual fundraising luncheon.


P.O. Box 278844
Miramar, Florida 33027




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