Give Back Tuesdays


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…

August Give Back Tuesdays

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 anne@ironspringspub.com.

August 2nd – Matrix Parent Network & Resource Center

matrix_logo_ 2016Matrix Parent Network & Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving families of children with special needs in Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties.  Their mission is to empower families of children with special needs to successfully understand and access the systems that serve them.  Their vision is that with Matrix’s help, families are full of hope and confidence as their children with special needs flourish and grow toward fulfilling adulthoods.  Find out more at http://www.matrixparents.org.

August 9th – Fairfax Recreation

FFX recreation 2016Town of Fairfax Recreation provides all age groups affordable, fun programs and opportunities to use their facilities for gatherings and cultural events.  Find out more at http://www.fairfaxrec.com.

August 16th – Ceres Community Project of Marin

Ceres LogoCeres 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 23rd – Trout Unlimited

trout unlimitedNorth Bay Trout Unlimited (applicant) is a non-profit local chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU), which has over 100,000 members nationwide. They are dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. This chapter, representing over 900 members, is based here in Marin County and  includes Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.   Here in Marin County, together with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife they directly assist over 80 elementary school classrooms with watershed science education through the Trout in the Classroom program. In addition, they introduce youth to fly fishing through our First Cast program; and provide recreational fishing outings to disabled veterans and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. In addition NBTU has a long history of conservation work in Marin County watersheds, dating back to the 1980’s. They are currently focusing on two key creeks supporting threatened steelhead and coho, Devil’s Gulch and Redwood Creek.  For more information check out http://www.nbtu.org.

August 30th – ForWords

forwords_logo2HREstablished in 2007, ForWords is a literacy and publication project for students in the San Rafael, California “Canal” area. Their students have been historically under-served, are generally from immigrant families, and are often learning English as a second language.  ForWords provides a variety of resources to help these students develop the ability to write effectively, and have their work published, whether poetry, fiction, music, drama, essays, or non-fiction.  ForWords has provided training and mentoring for local teachers, has purchased computers, software, cameras, and other material, developed and implemented 21st century curricula, hired the world-renown University of California Bay Area Writing Project to work directly with our students and local teachers, and hired a talented digital-arts teacher. Since ForWords began in 2007, our students have graduated from high school and gone to 2 or 4 year colleges. Find out more at www.forwords.org.

 

July Give Back Tuesdays

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 anne@ironspringspub.com.

July 5th – Trips for Kids

TFK_Logo_Clr_revisedTrips 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.

July 12th – Huckleberry Youth Programs

huckleberry 2016Huckleberry’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.

July 19th – SummerAde

summeradelogo2016SummerAde pairs high school volunteers with children with special needs to aid them during their week at a summer day camp.  Children with disabilities, who would otherwise be unable to attend summer day camp, are offered additional social and/or physical support to ensure a rewarding week.  SummerAde teen mentors gain insight into the world of children with special needs with specific training and gain valuable community service experience.  Parents of these children are provided precious respite from their caregiving responsibilities. The program is based in Corte Madera and serves students primarily from Marin County.  Find out more at http://summerade.org.

July 26th – Marin County Bicycle Coalition

MCBC_Logo_2016The Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) has been steadily improving our county’s road and path facilities for walkers and bikers since they were formed 1998. You’ve seen the impact of our advocacy efforts in each of our towns: permanent bike racks, bike lane striping, green-and-white bike route signs, road resurfacing, ‘sharrow’ road stencils, and so much more.  Their goal is for 20% of all trips in Marin to be made by walking or bicycling by 2020. Visit them online at www.marinbike.org.

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