The Jacob Puddister Memorial Foundation was created by Jake’s family to honour the son, brother, grandson, and friend Jake was to so many. Although he struggled with mental illness for many years, Jake prioritized the needs and feelings of all those he loved and cared about. If he was aware of someone who was struggling, he would go above and beyond to help them. From unconditionally supporting friends battling their own mental health, finding a place for a friend to stay, or gathering money and toys for the local Happy Tree, Jake’s compassion and light shined through even his darkest moments. We created the foundation so that our compassion and kindness may persevere through the pain of losing Jake. We created the foundation so our love for him and the love he had for those around him would have somewhere to go. Our mission is to provide mental health resources to youth in Newfoundland and Labrador and to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health through various fundraising efforts and community partnerships. With Jake’s heart and your help, we can make a difference.