The San Thome Cathedral unit of St Vincent de Paul Society celebrated its 86th annual day on Sunday morning at a hall at the cathedral. As part of this event, tailoring machines were given to a few women; these were donated by a well-wisher.
These women were among those who had been trained at the Society’s tailoring classes held on the cathedral campus. Women are trained on the basics and go on to learn to stitch blouses, chudidhars, skirts and nighties.
Some go on to set up tailoring units at their residences.
St Vincent de Paul Society’s focus is on serving the poor. This unit runs a free medical clinic, hosts health screening camps, donates dry food to poor families and provides monetary support to the needy.
Funds are raised by way of donations made at the church and from wellwishers.