Partners of Good Shepherd Jamaica’s 7th Annual Fundraiser

May 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – May 5, 2019 @ 1:00 am
Thaddeus Room, St. Jude's Church
12701 Veirs Mill Road Rockville
MD 20853
Joy Dufour

Dear Partners and Supporters:

I take this opportunity to invite you to attend the Seventh Annual Fundraiser of the Partners of Good Shepherd, Jamaica, Inc., (POGS) scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the St. Jude’s Church, Thaddeus Room, 12701 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, Maryland.

As a non-profit organization, we were established to assist the poor and infirmed in Jamaica. Our Annual event features a delicious dinner, entertainment, dancing, prizes and opportunities to learn about the impact being made in the lives of the children, teenagers, and adults who are benefitting from the funds raised by POGS, thanks to the generous contributions from individuals and businesses like you. The gap for the poor is widening every day and the needs are profound. We hope that you will be able to take part in this exciting event and experience firsthand the pride we take in supporting our cause.

Our goal this year is to be able to raise enough funds to build a house on Jacob’s Ladder – Mustard Seed Communities property in Moneague, Jamaica. Jacob’s Ladder provides a loving and caring environment to aid in the physical, mental, and spiritual development of the residents. Jacob’s Ladder is located on 150 acres of land donated to MSC by a bauxite company. In Jamaica, there are no facilities – governmental or otherwise – available to take care of individuals with mental and physical disabilities after they reach 18 years of age.

The vision for Jacob’s Ladder is to fill this void by providing 500 young adults with mental and physical disabilities a home where they can live out their lives. Upon completion, this community will have 100 cottages for staff and residents. At present, there are over 90 residents living at Jacob’s Ladder and new cottage construction is ongoing.

Will you help us accomplish this goal? The cost to build is US$40,000 – US$50,000 to build. In addition to helping Mustard Seed Communities, we also provide university students with tuition assistance and also offer financial assistance to the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Montego Bay to help the working poor receive medical attention in Montego Bay.

Please consider becoming a sponsor/donor and place an ad in our 2019 program booklet.  We look forward to a favorable reply.

For more information, please visit, call 301-412-3914, or email


Joy Marie Dufour

Andrea Cunningham
President Committee Member

View 2018 program booklet here POGS 2018_program_booklet



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