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…
Drop us an email if you have an idea for a Give Back Tuesday’s recipient.
We are excited to continue our partnership with Marin Produce! In February of 2012, we started giving 15% of sales to the day’s sponsored organization – 10% from us, 5% from Marin Produce. In the last 14 months, we’ve given over $25,000 away! And Marin Produce another $12,500. Now that’s a committed partner!
In May we will be supporting the YES Foundation, which provides support to the Ross Valley School District for programs like art, PE and music that otherwise wouldn’t have enough funding. Find out more at www.yestokids.org. We also have two special YES nights in May:
MONDAY May 20th – White Hill Middle School School Celebrity Waiter Night
Ever wanted to have your teacher wait on you? Well now is your chance!
TUESDAY May 28th – White Hill Middle School Jazz Band Concert
What a way to kick off the summer!
Here are the groups we’ll be sponsoring as part of our Give Back Tuesday program in April. Come on out and support your favorite nonprofit! To nominate a group, or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to continue our partnership with Marin Produce! In February of 2012, we started giving 15% of sales to the day’s sponsored organization – 10% from us, 5% from Marin Produce. In the last 13 months, we’ve given over $20,000 away! And Marin Produce another $10,000. Now that’s a committed partner!
San Geronimo Valley Community Center
The mission of the SGVCC is “To foster a healthy San Geronimo Valley by providing a dynamic center for locally-based human services, arts and culture, education, health and wellness, and community building.” Their Food Pantry is a non-judgmental user friendly place which serves over 300 families a month. Check them out at www.sgvcc.org.
The River Otter Ecology Project
The River Otter Ecology Project strives to build understanding and shed light on the conservation status and ecology of the North American river otter and the ecosystems they inhabit in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our work will serve to fill key gaps in the biology and ecology of these elusive but important aquatic carnivores while also directly engaging the public in their conservation through field-research, environmental education and strategic restoration partnerships. Find out more at http://www.riverotterecology.org.
St. Rita School
This Tuesday we’ll be supporting St. Rita School. Saint Rita School, a community of learners, believers and friends. Centrally located in Marin County since 1957, Saint Rita provides children with an extraordinary education. We are committed to the complete development of children intellectually, morally, socially, spiritually, and physically. Find out more at http://stritaschool.info.
West Marin Little League
West Marin Little League offers co-ed instructional baseball league for kids ages 5 to 14. Iron Springs is proud to sponsor the Major League Brewers for over five years (but this year we also have a special love for the Bees t-ball team). More information at westmarinlittleleague.com.
San Anselmo Preschool and After School
The San Anselmo Preschool and After School 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.