EAST SIDERS PAY IT FORWARD BY GIVING BACK

How three nonprofits bring the community together

Giving back. It’s what makes our community special. The ties that bind. Taking care of one another. The three nonprofits featured in this edition — Southern Girls Rock Camp, Jessi Zazu, Inc., and the Ben Eyestone Fund — all do just that, facilitate helping one another. From music education and instruction in the arts to providing much needed health services, they step up with an unwaivering attitude of service to others. Putting the needs of others before our own cultivates our humanity and brings purpose to our lives in a way fame, fortune, or status can’t replicate. Our hats are off to you. And to the countless people who support the causes you champion, whether it’s through donations, volunteering time, and putting together fundraisers or performing at them, without you their efforts wouldn’t be possible. Peace and love to you all.