(pictured above) Relaxing at the Hanna Center on an assortment of outdoor furniture from the Skyline collection

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Terra + Hanna + Make It Home

We’re Sharing the Love

This year, for Earth Day, we got serious with the spirit of reusing what we have. And we gave it a new spin: giving back to others. We had furniture in our showrooms that wasn’t new or perfect, but had perfectly good life left in it, so we donated it to an organization that is now using it to benefit their altruistic mission.

But we’d be lying if we said this was all our idea.

Make It Home of Marin County takes gently-used furniture and transforms spaces for people who need them. We put our heads together with them to identify the Hanna Center in Sonoma as a perfect match for our outdoor furniture.

Make it Home previously collaborated with the Hanna Center to furnish their indoor living and communal spaces. As such, they were excited to use Terra Outdoor furniture to transform their outdoor spaces as well.

mariposa dining table and reclips dining chairs
mariposa dining table and reclips dining chairs for Hanna Center

(pictured above) Gathered around a Mariposa dining table, surrounded by the ReClips dining chairs, featuring sturdy plastic lamellas made from 97% recycled household trash.

Here’s what we came up with.

They wanted furniture that can be washed easily by hosing it down. Easy. Pretty much everything we sell is made to withstand the elements and be easy-care.

No cushions? Check. With this many people using the outdoor spaces, cushions are just another thing to get lost in the shuffle.

A place to do projects and crafts or have a meal outside? No problem. A round table has space for multiple people to sit. Furthermore, we donated enough chairs to make every dinner into a dinner party.

Make It Home

Make It Home helps Bay Area families and individuals transitioning out of crisis. They recycle, repurpose, and curate gently-used, donated furnishings to transform empty spaces into homes. Their goal is to end furniture poverty while protecting the environment in one fell swoop.

Earth Day outdoor activities at Hanna Center

With warehouses in San Rafael and Walnut Creek, Make It Home partners with local agencies who identify clients in need. Using quality donated furniture and household goods, dynamic teams of designers and volunteers put together welcoming home environments. Furnishing are then delivered to clients at their new homes.

“Transforming the outdoor space at Hanna Center with Terra furniture embodies our shared commitment of empowerment, growth, and success. Through the repurposing of gently used items, we furnish spaces while also nurturing confidence and security, empowering individuals on their path to prosperity. Together, we’re not just creating environments, we’re building futures and fostering sustainability, one recycled piece at a time.” – Marisa Binder, VP of Development at Hanna Center

Hanna Center

For decades, including 75 years in Sonoma Valley, Hanna Center has provided care for vulnerable youth. Recently, Hanna Center expanded on its programming, opening up the following facilities:

  • Transitional housing for youth aging out of the foster care system
  • A mental health hub open to community members of all ages
  • An Institute focused on trauma-informed care trainings
  • A recreation program meant to help people connect through fun

Hanna’s community partner, Hanna Academy, opened last year as well, providing students with an inclusive and warm culture committed to their success and individual needs. At the heart of all our programming is the desire to help strengthen our communities and provide care for those who need us most.

“Residential care has been a core component of Hanna since we began, and we know it takes a village to do it well. We are so grateful for the incredible partnerships with Terra Outdoor Living and Make It Home Bay Area. The outdoor furniture we have received is durable, smart-looking and so functional. We also love the message it sends to the youth in our programs – they have people rooting for them, and the furniture is a daily reminder of that. These partnerships help create a better living environment for them and also help by reducing waste, too!” – Marisa Binder, VP of Development at Hanna Center