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 January, we will be sponsoring YES every Tuesday and also have two very special nights planned:
On Tuesday January 16th we will celebrate outgoing Executive Director Julie Quater’s amazing work developing and fostering much needed programs for the Ross Valley School District.
On Tuesday January 30th we will celebrate all YES does for art in RVSD schools. Come join us for a special art project!
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.
November 7th – Trips for Kids
Trips for Kids® is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in San Rafael, California. Founded in 1988, they now operate in over 80 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Israel and Sierra Leone. Their mission is to provide transformative cycling experiences for underserved youth. Through their signature Rides and Earn-A-Bike programs, they have opened the world of cycling to over 150,000 youth. These programs aim to build self-esteem, inspire healthy lifestyles and instill environmental values. They also operate The Re-Cyclery Bike Shop that sells affordably-priced, repurposed bikes, parts, accessories and clothing to the general public. For more information, please visit them at www.tripsforkids.org/marin.
November 14th – Marin Charitable
Marin Charitable believes that every child deserves the opportunity to have a happy and fulfilling childhood. Marin Charitable provides grants to organizations that offer critical support, education and enrichment for school-aged children in Marin County who have limited opportunities. Find out more at http://www.marincharitable.org/
November 21st – Drake HS Mountain Bike Team
The Drake High School Mountain Bike Team is the most popular club at Drake High School, with over 60 riders gearing up for the 2018 season. Their goal is to get kids on bikes – helping them achieve personal and competitive goals and develop the skills to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They are an inclusive club sport at Drake High School, active in local volunteering and trail advocacy, and funded primarily by riders and our generous sponsors. They thank Iron Springs and the community for supporting the team!
November 28th – California Wilderness Coalition
The California Wilderness Coalition (CalWild) protects and restores the state’s wildest natural landscapes and watersheds on public lands. These important wild places provide clean air and water, refuges for wildlife, and outstanding opportunities for recreation and spiritual renewal for people. CalWild is the only statewide organization dedicated solely to protecting and restoring the wild places and native biodiversity of California’s public lands.