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…
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 7th – 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.
April 14th – The Watershed Project
The Watershed Project’s vision is “people committed to a healthy San Francisco Bay watershed.” Since 1997, they have pursued that vision through initiatives that:
Restore and preserve our unique, local ecosystems
Give students, teachers and volunteers the tools to preserve healthy watersheds
Bring a watershed perspective to the urban environment
Support grassroots watershed organizations
Nurture young people who aspire to environmental careers working for positive change in our Bay Area communities. Located in Richmond, CA, you can find out more at www.thewatershedproject.org.
April 21st – Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed
Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, was founded in 1995 to protect the remaining natural ecosystems of the area, especially those relating to urbanized creeks and wetlands, and where possible to increase the diversity of these ecosystems. They recognize that all activities – human and natural – within a watershed are interconnected, so that a wide range of issues must be addressed to meet our goals. Friends encourages residents and businesses to adopt creek-friendly practices, and works with local governments and public agencies to advocate for policies that benefit natural ecosystems. Hands-on activities are focused on creek clean-ups and habitat enhancement projects on public property. Find out more at http://friendsofcortemaderacreek.org.
April 28th – 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.
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 one special YES night in March:
Tuesday March 24th
It’s celebrity waiter’s night featuring the teachers from Brookside Elementary School.