At Iron Springs, we like to think of ourselves as active participants in our community, not as passive service providers. We know that the folks who frequent our pub are not just customers, they are our friends and neighbors. We like to think that this attitude is reflected in our style of service and in our casual, homey atmosphere. But that’s really just a reflection of what goes on behind the scenes at Iron Springs.
One of the most overt ways in which we choose to contribute to our community is through our “Give Back Tuesday” program. Every Tuesday, a percentage of the proceeds from the pub are donated to a local cause or organization. In this way, folks can come down, have a nice meal and a pint (or several) and know that some of what they spend on their meal is coming right back into the programs and services that make Fairfax and Marin such a fantastic place to live.
Our staff all lives locally, and we’re all raising our kids, dogs, cats and ferrets, living our lives, and doing our best to adhere to a simple credo: love one another. With everything we do – both big and small – we’re trying to make the world a better place to live in. For ourselves, for our children, and for our neighbors.
The Iron Springs Give Back Tuesday program has donated an average of over $15,000 a year to such great causes as:
- The YES Foundation
- Drake High Mt. Bike Team
- Marin Community Food Bank
- Bread & Roses
- Adopt-a-Family of Marin
- Point Reyes Seashore Association
- Conservation Corps North Bay
- And many more…
YES provides support for the Ross Valley School District including funding for library, art, music, and so much more. Find out more at www.yestokids.org. In October, we will be sponsoring YES every Tuesday and also have one very special night planned:
On Tuesday October 10th we will celebrate all YES does for our school libraries. Come join us for special author readings and a celebration of all things library.
Eat, drink and be – reading!
Each Tuesday we are thrilled to donate 10% to local groups working to support our community. For more information, or to nominate a group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 1st – Center for Judicial Excellence
The Center for Judicial Excellence, or CJE, is a community-based organization established to improve the judiciary’s public accountability and strengthen and maintain the integrity of the courts. Since 2008, the CJE board has made a special commitment to protecting the rights of children and vulnerable populations in the courts. Find out more at http://www.centerforjudicialexcellence.org.
August 8th – Huckleberry Youth Programs
Huckleberry’s mission is to educate, inspire, and support under served youth to develop healthy life choices, to maximize their potential, and to realize their dreams. Since 1967, they have accomplished this by providing San Francisco and Marin youth and their families with a network of services and opportunities by caring peers and adults. Find out more at www.huckleberryyouth.org.
August 15th – Environmental Action Committee of West Marin
The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin is a tenacious, highly effective grassroots advocacy organization founded in 1971 that is dedicated to the protection and appreciation of West Marin’s wild lands, wildlife, wilderness, watersheds, and rural character. EAC works for clean air, pure waters, healthy ecosystems, a diverse and thriving native flora and fauna, and the preservation of a rural, community spirit. Find out more at www.eacmarin.org.
August 22nd – Ceres Community Project of Marin
Ceres Community Project delivers free, healing organic meals to Marin residents facing a health crisis like cancer. The meals are prepared by teen volunteers, who learn to cook and eat for health, and gain job and leadership skills. We welcome teen and adult volunteers to join us in creating a healthier community. To learn more, visit www.ceresproject.org.
August 29th – KWMR Community Radio of West Marin
KWMR, West Marin Community Radio, is thrilled to be the recipient of Iron Springs’ Give Back Tuesdays program on August 29th, 2017! Come support & celebrate this small but mighty radio station that is renowned for its locally produced programming, emergency response and reportage for all of West Marin, and stellar music shows. Meet KWMR programmers and enjoy the delicious fare at Iron Springs! There will be a raffle, too!