Out of a compelling vision based on her own experiences in Jamaica, POGS founder Joy Dufour (who resides in Maryland, USA), brought a group of like-minded individuals together to discuss the matter. United in their commitment to help the sick and the poor in Jamaica, seeds of ideas on how to accomplish this began to germinate. On July 28, 2013, Partners of Good Shepherd Jamaica was born and its first annual fundraiser was held both to solicit contributions, as well as to heighten awareness in the public domain.Today POGS is growing in the number of members and volunteers, and presents an exciting opportunity for others to contribute in various ways towards a transformational goal. Partners of Good Shepherd Jamaica, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization headquartered in Silver, Spring, Maryland.
As members of Partners of Good Shepherd Jamaica, Inc., we consider it a privilege to be able to serve the poor and needy of Jamaica. We pledge to commit our time, resources and expertise in making a difference in the lives of those who benefit from our services. We seek to support the work of the Good Shepherd Foundation of Montego Bay, Mustard Seed Communities, the Archbishop Charities of Kingston and strive for unity in our endeavors. We seek no praise or glory for our work, but will defend the mission of reaching out to the poor and disadvantaged with all our intellect, strength and financial resources. May God grant us the courage to be true to our pledge.