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

August 4th – Marin Humane Society

Marin Humane Society 2015The Marin Humane Society offers refuge, rehabilitation, and support services to more than 10,000 domestic animals and wildlife each year through myriad community services, including adoptions, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, pet assistance for people in need, lost-and-found pet services, low-cost clinics, and more. For more info, visit And visit their new cat adoption center, Kitty Corner, in the Red Hill Shopping Center in San Anselmo!

August 11th – Bread and Roses

BR_logo_outline_masterBread & Roses Presents is pleased to return to Iron Springs for Give Back Tuesday on August 11.  Volunteer performer Lauren Arrow will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Proceeds will help support our ongoing program of live music for those isolated in Bay Area institutions. Visit for more info.

August 18th – Marin Community Bicycle Coalition

MCBC_logo-www150The 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

August 25th – Point Reyes National Seashore Association

PRNSA 2015This Tuesday we’ll be supporting the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.  Point Reyes National Seashore Association is a cooperating association of the National Park Service. They work in partnership with Point Reyes National Seashore and the public to preserve, restore and maintain wildlife habitat, trails, and historic sites in our beautiful coastal park. Their year-round environmental education programs help children and adults deepen their understanding of nature and inspire the next generation of park stewards.  Find out more at


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

July 7th – The Vilda Foundation

Vilda_Logo_Final 2014The Vilda Foundation is dedicated to rebuilding awareness that creates a deep, meaningful connection to the natural world.  They believe the way to do that is by actually spending time outdoors, with hands in the dirt and feet on the ground, planting trees, clearing brush, finding frogs in a creek, making a meal out of wild plants, learning how to turn a piece of wood into an instrument or creating natural dyes with berries.

The Vilda Foundation provides hands-on, place-based nature education to children, adults and educators, creates initiatives that enhance the health and accessibility of our public lands, engages in healthy community building, sustainability, and regenerative living, and serves as a connection point and resource for local nature educators.  You can view Vilda’s current program offerings and read more at

July 14th – NTSAD

The National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD) is one of the oldest patient advocacy groups in the country. They focus on funding research, supporting over 500 families and individuals worldwide, and raising awareness to prevent disease.

Today, NTSAD is recognized as a leading non-profit patient group with a demonstrated commitment to service, science and support.  NTSAD gives help and hope to thousands of individuals and families from many backgrounds and ethnicities who have been or are affected by Tay-Sachs, Canavan and related genetic diseases all over the world.  Find out more at

July 21st – Fairfax Recreation

Fairfax recreationTown of Fairfax Recreation provides all age groups affordable, fun programs and opportunities to use our facilities for gatherings and cultural events.  Find out more at

July 28th – Ross Valley Charter School

RVC logo 2015Ross Valley School District parents, community members and all the RVSD Multi-Age Program (MAP) teachers are working toward establishing a charter school within the Ross Valley School District.  This charter would educate K-5 students in mixed-age classes through immersive, theme-based experiences that cultivate curiosity, risk-taking, and collaboration. Our school community will actively engage teachers, leaders, and families together to guide our children in building the knowledge and skills we all need to be flexible thinkers, confident communicators, and lifelong learners.  Learn more at



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