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.
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!
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 are 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 email@example.com.
February 4th – Slide Ranch
Slide Ranch is a Marin-based, nonprofit environmental education center that offers a variety of programs for schools, community groups, and families on our coastal farm and wild lands. Through hands-on activities—from gardening to goat-milking to exploring tide pools—visitors to Slide Ranch discover the connections between the plants, animals, elements and human efforts that sustain life and bring food to the table. To learn more, please visit their website at www.slideranch.org.
February 11th – Enriching Lives Through Music
Enriching Lives Through Music is a music school in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael that serves close to 100 elementary and middle school Canal kids with an intensive music program and a mission to empower children to achieve success in all facets of their lives through music education, performance, and participation in a music community. The program is free to all students. Please visit www.enrichinglivesthroughmusic.com for more information.
February 18th – Friends of Peri Park
The Friends of Peri Park are working to improve the enjoyment and safety of Peri Park in Fairfax. Their goal is to develop a community of volunteers, parents, children and friends to help further their mission by supporting the park with volunteer assistance and fundraising efforts. To donate, please go to http://www.fairfaxfocas.com.
February 25th – San Anselmo Cooperative Nursery School
Founded originally in 1947 as the Fairfax Community Nursery School, the San Anselmo Co-Op is celebrating its 65th year in operation. Except for the faces of the children and their parents, since then little has changed. The goal of the preschool is to foster physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual growth in each child. The school provides a unique experience for families who wish to be involved in their children’s education and learn alongside them. By sharing parenting issues, insights, joys and struggles, parents gain a sense of community with one another and a greater understanding of their own child’s development. Through their participation, parents create the kind of school they desire for their children. Their many talents, strengths and interests provide the energy that fuels the school. By relying on parent ingenuity, teamwork and labor, we keep fees low and the school available to a wide spectrum of people. Find out more at www.sananselmocoop.com.