Baskets of Hope

July 13, 2019

Baskets of Hope is a community event and fundraiser that honours the memory of those who have lost their battle with mental illness and engages the community in open discussion around suicide and mental health through guest speakers, inspirational stories, and information booths. Hanging baskets have been designed in memory of loved ones lost or as a tribute to those who are struggling with mental illness; all proceeds are donated to the Jacob Puddister Memorial Foundation and are to be used and distributed on the Southern Shore.


August 24, 2019

Shifting Gears is an annual event that honours Jake’s legacy and celebrates his life by bringing together his love for cars and racing, his strong and altruistic desire to help those in need, and his battle with mental illness. Now in its third year, Shifting Gears aims to raise awareness and funds for youth mental health in Newfoundland and Labrador.