DRESSING THE NEEDY: Woman uses skills to clothe poor

Mary Cantu sews

Mary Cantu of Sea and Sun Hair Design is pictured (above) sewing a dress from a pillow case. Cantu donates the dresses to the less fortunate, reaching as far as Haiti. Also seen in a photo provided by Bay Area Women’s Connection member Carolyn Porter, a Minnesota native currently residing in Laguna Vista, are Haitians wearing the dresses. (Staff photo by Cole Avery)

Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS

Haitians wear dressesA pillow case can be valuable.

Yes, a pillow case – that standard fabric cover that keeps goose feathers from poking your eyes while you sleep. Port Isabel resident Mary Cantu, however, uses the cases to clothe the less fortunate by turning them into dresses.

For the past month, Cantu has used her spare time to make pillow cases into dresses for children in Haiti, the Caribbean country devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in January 2010.

“Those poor people have nothing,” Cantu said. “I love children, and that’s why I’m doing this.”

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