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… Click here for a complete list.
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 email@example.com.
April 1st – San Anselmo Montessori School
San Anselmo Montessori School (SAMS) started in 1971 and is a Montessori primary program for children ages 2 years 10 month to 6 years old. Located in San Anselmo, their facilities include a dynamic, well-maintained classroom environment; scenic outdoor play area with a large play structure, swings and more; children’s garden; and a greenhouse classroom. Their teachers are Montessori certified and they offer a low student/teacher ratio. SAMS is accredited by the American Montessori Society.
SAMS offers a safe and caring environment for children to begin their educational journey. In keeping with the Montessori philosophy’s child-centered approach, SAMS honors and nurtures every child’s unique needs and interests. Their teachers provide gentle and nurturing guidance in all areas of development from socialization to learning to creativity. A low student/teacher ratio ensures focused attention for all SAMS students, supporting strong relationships between staff and the children. Visit their website at www.sananselmomontessori.org.
April 8th – West Marin Little League
West Marin Little League offers an exciting, fun, co-ed instructional baseball league for kids ages 5 to 14 from the San Anselmo-Fairfax valley out to the beach. The goal of our program is for kids to develop a love of the game, make new friends, learn new baseball skills and experience the rewards of being on a team. Find out more at www.westmarinlittleleague.com.
April 15th – Center for Domestic Peace
Center for Domestic Peace, home of Marin Abused Women’s Services, mobilizes individuals and communities to transform our world so domestic violence no longer exists, creating greater safety, justice, and equality. To this end, Center for Domestic Peace operates with three interlocking strategies: 1) Safety and Empowerment, 2) Coordinated Community Response, and 3) Social Transformation. Visit www.centerfordomesticpeace.org for more information.
April 22nd – Trail Partners
Trail Partners is a collaborative of the Marin Conservation League, Marin County Bicycle Coalition and the Marin County Horse Council. Together the Trail Partners are working to create a county-wide program in Marin that will engage all trail users in the safe and responsible use of trails. Through a multi-year campaign as a part of this program, educate trail users about the responsible use of trails and resource protection as well as help shift the culture of trail users to one that is mutually aligned and cooperative.
April 29th – San Anselmo Preschool and Afterschool
The San Anselmo Preschool and Afterschool Center is committed to the growth of each child in an emotionally supportive environment that encourages self-acceptance and self-exploration. Learn more at www.sananselmopreschool.org.
We are both sad and happy that we have a new Give Back Tuesdays partner. Marin-Sonoma Produce has been supporting our Give Back Tuesdays for almost 2 years, and we have really appreciated working with Mike and doing more good for the community. Starting in January of 2014, though, we’ll be partnering with Daylight Foods, who will match an additional 5% of the 10% we give back every Tuesday. For more information, or to nominate a group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In March 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 two special YES nights in March:
Tuesday March 11, 2014
It’s celebrity waiter’s night featuring the teachers from Manor Elementary School.
Tuesday March 25, 2014
It’s celebrity waiter’s night featuring the teachers from Hidden Valley Elementary School.
Ever want your teachers to wait on you? Now is your chance!