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…
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 two special YES nights in May:
Tuesday May 3rd:
It’s celebrity waiter’s night featuring teachers from Brookside Elementary School
Tuesday May 24th
Come join us for a very special concert with the White Hill Middle School Jazz Band
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.
This Tuesday we’ll be supporting San Anselmo Preschool and Afterschool. The San Anselmo Preschool and Afterschool 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.
Give Back Tuesday helps support the San Geronimo Valley Community Center’s Youth Programs which include: Zoila’s After School Childcare, VAST (Valley After School Tutoring Program), Summer Bridge, Summer Camp and Donation-based Holiday Camps. Learn more at http://sgvcc.org.
April 19th – Amigos de las Americas
Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS) is the leading organization in community service and youth leadership development across the Americas. Our mission is to inspire and build young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences. Since 1970, the Marin chapter has sent nearly 1,200 local youth volunteers into Latin America, and continue to have one of the largest, strongest chapters in the country. Read more at www.amigosmarin.org
April 26th – Whistlestop
Whistlestop ends loneliness and social isolation by getting people out of their homes, taking them where they want to go, and offering a full range of fun programs at the Whistlestop Active Aging Center. Their services are not age or income dependent, everyone is welcome. If they succeed in our mission, ultimately the result is a thriving and happy community. They need your help today to keep rolling tomorrow, please support them at www.whistlestop.org.