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…
June 6th – LEAP
LEAP (the Lagunitas School District Foundation) is the all-volunteer, nonprofit foundation that develops and sustains resources to benefit all children in the Lagunitas School District.Their small K-8 district focuses on educating the whole child in three unique programs, the elementary Open Classroom and Montessori programs, and the
6th-8th grade Middle School. With a focus on immersive projects, experiential learning, and collaboration, they provide opportunities for their students to explore and express many facets of the curriculum. They encourage teachers to be creative and agile in engaging their classes, so each child finds their own path to achievement. LEAP works to provide opportunities for cross-program collaboration, foster school unity and equity, and support this vibrant culture of learning by raising much needed funds. Learn more at www.leap4education.com.
June 13th – YMCA of Marin
The Marin and Novato Ys serve communities from Sausalito to Novato and all areas in between. They are a volunteer mission-driven organization charged with building strong kids, strong families and strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind and body. The money received from Iron Springs will go for families in need in our community to attend YMCA programs such as, summer camp and child care. Visit their website at http://www.ymcasf.org/marin.
June 20th – Fairfax Open Space
The Fairfax Open Space Committee exists to preserve the visual and environmental values of the community through the purchase of undeveloped land in and around Fairfax. The goal is to provide sanctuary for indigenous flora and fauna for future generations. Find out more at www.fairfaxopenspace.com.
June 27th – Wise Academy
WISE Academy is a non-tuition based, Waldorf-inspired independent study program with classroom based instruction located on 150 wooded acres in Fairfax, CA. For more information or to come on a tour, please visit their website: www.wise-academy.org.
In May we will be supporting the YES Foundation, which provides support to the Ross Valley School District for programs like art, library, and music that otherwise wouldn’t have enough funding. Find out more at www.yestokids.org. We also have three special YES nights in May:
Tuesday May 2nd
It’s celebrity waiter’s night featuring teachers from Manor Elementary School
Tuesday May 9th
It’s celebrity waiter’s night featuring teachers from Wade Thomas Elementary School
Tuesday March 16th
Join us for a special concert from the White Hill Middle School Jazz Band