By Laurein Mateo
SPCP HUMSS wrapped up pre-orders for their holiday fundraiser event Deck the HUMSS on December 3, 2021. Themed Hidden Gems in the Night Market, this year’s online Christmas bazaar focused on paying respects to women who push their limits to prepare a wonderful celebration for their respective families and highlight their continuous shine and sparkle throughout the years like a gem underneath the bright lights of parols.
HUMSS partnered with Bahay Pangarap Women’s Center Foundation, a residential facility that provides shelter for women who are victims of abuse, sexual exploitation, trafficking, and all others going through crises. As part of their mission, Bahay Pangarap strives to offer care and rehabilitation services to women in crisis with the goal of building up their strength and nurturing them into self-sufficient individuals once again.
Deck the HUMSS presented a variety of products for sale ranging from clothing to stationery. First in their line-up were graphic shirts and a hoodie designed with empowering messages and sleek artwork. Their stationery line composed of a 2022 calendar Pengu, a notebook Sisu, and gift wrapper Amba were also available for sale individually and in a set. Last in the catalog is a collection of three scented candles with calming aromas of Coffee Bean, Eucalyptus, and Warm Vanilla. All product names and designs were inspired by the fundraiser’s theme and inspiration, Raya and The Last Dragon
As Filipinos celebrate the holiday festivities, SPCP HUMSS hopes that this event encouraged each one to show generosity during this season of giving and also share the spirit of joy that Christmas brings. They wish to remind every woman of the bravery and strength that make them warriors in our world.