Terra Firma

Social Awareness

Terra Firma supports important charitable causes, including contributions to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) and the Massachusetts Chapter of the NOCC (National Ovarian Cancer Coalition).

The MSPCA strives to build a better and more compassionate world for animals.  Founded in 1868, the MSPCA is the second-oldest humane society in the U.S.  It is a stand-alone nonprofit Massachusetts-based charity, which is not funded or operated by any national organization and receives no government funds.  Among other services, the MSPCA provides state of the art veterinarian and pet adoption services.  The MSPCA relies solely on the support and contributions from individuals and businesses who care about animals.

The NOCC Massachusetts Chapter's mission is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer.  The chapter was established in 1999 and is a supportive arm of and participant in the NOCC.  They strive to actively seek methods to improve awareness of ovarian cancer and to educate women and healthcare professionals on the risk factors, symptoms, and treatments of ovarian cancer. 

Terra Firma also carries work from select jewelry designers who are trying to make a difference in the world.

Anna Beck Designs-Los Angeles based, produces contemporary jewelry, handcrafted in Indonesia, using one of the oldest jewelry-making  techniques in the Far East.  Anna Beck Designs gives a percentage of its sales to Bumai Sehat (which means "healthy mother earth"), a women's clinic based in Bali, Indonesia, which operates solely on donations.  Bumai Sehat supports local Indonesian women by providing health and emergency care services, as well as community, environmental and educational programs.  Bumai Sehat has expanded to Haiti by opening a mother and child survival clinic in Jacmel, Haiti, following the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Nina Nguyen Designs-Nina Nguyen grew up in war-torn Vietnam.  She began designing jewelry as a young girl helping her uncle, a goldsmith, in his jewelry casting foundry,  Nina Nguyen's designs are inspired by her multicultural experiences and her artistic flair for fashion. She now resides in her design studio in Naples, Florida.  She has received recognition for her empowerment of Vietnamese women by founding the Nina Nguyen Design's Women's Co-Op in Vietnam.  This Co-Op employs skilled artisans to handcraft her designs.

Amelia Rose Designs-Amelia Rose, located in the Boston area has been designing jewelry since 2007.  Aside from the recognition she has received from her creativity in designing handmade jewelry she is also known for her work wih a number of charitable organizations.  Amelia Rose created the Project Angell pendant for the Mass Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  She has raised over $35,000 for the organization.

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