Swapping instead of shopping for kids' fundraiser

Winnipeggers took it all off for kids Saturday at the second annual 'Take Your Clothes Off' clothing swap.

2nd annual event raises money for Kids Help Phone

Organizers of the 'Take Your Clothes Off' fundraiser Saturday said the event appeals to Winnipeggers' frugality. (Ryan Hicks/CBC)

Winnipeggers took it all off for kids Saturday at the second annual 'Take Your Clothes Off' clothing swap.

It's a fundraiser for Kids Help Phone, a free 24-hour online and telephone counselling service for youth.

Participants exchanged their unwanted clothing with others.

Early bird tickets to the event sold out. It started at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

Organizer Patty Anne Falconer-Lepage said a lot of people came with friends.

"You know, a lot of people come because they want to give back," she said. "But then for a lot of people too, it's a frugality. We Winnipeggers are famous for our frugality."

Falconer-Legage said leftover clothing will go to local charities.