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 October 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 October:
Tuesday October 20th
It’s celebrity waiter’s night featuring teachers from Manor Elementary School.
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.
September 1st – Trips for Kids
Trips 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.
September 8th – Marin County Library’s FLAGship Program
This Tuesday we’ll be supporting the Marin County Free Library FLAGship program. The FLAGship, a mobile library and activity center on wheels, is a favorite for kids and adults alike. Storytimes, kids’ songs, games, puppets, crafts and other fun kindergarten-readiness activities are presented to children and modeled for adults. The FLAGship offers education and health workshops to adults and their children 0 to 5 years old. Referrals and brochures about family health and education opportunities are always available. www.marinlibrary.org/flagship.
September 15th – Pro-Bono Doula Services of Marin
This Tuesday, help Pro Bono Doula Services of Marin (PBDSM) as we work to birth a healthy community! PBDSM provides free birth and postpartum doula care for low-income women and families in Marin. They believe that all women are strong, competent, and capable; that all women should have the opportunity to be present in their birth experience; and that every woman should be afforded caring, non-judgmental support as they themselves are born into motherhood. Help them expand their efforts, support the health of our whole community, and grow our non-profit organization by eating, drinking and being merry! Buy raffle tickets at the door for exciting give-aways including a chance to win a 1-year membership to Pomegranate Prenatal Yoga and Parent Center in San Anselmo ($900 value). Check out their website for more information: ProBonoDoulasofMarin.wordpress.com
September 22nd – Lagunitas Schools Foundation
LEAP (the Lagunitas School District Foundation) is the all-volunteer, nonprofit foundation that develops and sustains resources to benefit all children in the Lagunitas School District.Their small K-8 district focuses on educating the whole child in three unique programs, the elementary Open Classroom and Montessori programs, and our 6th-8th grade Middle School. With a focus on immersive projects, experiential learning, and collaboration, they provide opportunities for their students to explore and express many facets of the curriculum. They encourage teachers to be creative and agile in engaging their classes, so each child finds their own path to achievement. LEAP works to provide opportunities for cross-program collaboration, foster school unity and equity, and support this vibrant culture of learning by raising much needed funds. Learn more at www.leap4education.com.
September 29th – West Marin Youth Soccer League
The West Marin Youth Soccer League has been introducing the world’s beautiful game to kids from San Anselmo to Bolinas for more than 25 years! Their primary goal is to provide kids of all ages in all of West Marin with a positive introduction and exposure to the game of soccer by teaching the fundamental skills of the sport, fair play and good sportsmanship in a fun, supportive and safe environment. While attempting to instill a love for the game we also aim at promoting health and fitness as well as teamwork and camaraderie. They are a 501 c non profit and depend on parent volunteers to run the league. https://westmarinyouthsoccerleague.com