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Second annual Knickers and Kickers campaign for Siloam Mission a huge success

The campaign more than doubled the amount of knickers and kickers collected last year. Global News

WINNIPEG — The weather is getting cooler and people without homes will need extra warmth for a long winter ahead.

On Tuesday. Global News, 680 CJOB and Chudds Powersports teamed up with Siloam Mission to kick off the second annual Knickers and Kickers campaign.

The goal is to collect new socks and underwear for people experiencing homelessness. The mission says they get a large number of clothing donations in the winter, but because undergarments have to be new, they are often short.

READ MORE: Knickers and Kickers: Underwear and socks in demand at Siloam Mission

The campaign was a huge success, thanks to all the Manitobans who came out to donate. More than double amount of underwear and socks were donated compared to last year.

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2016 totals

Socks: 4,346
Underwear: 2,386
Cash: $1,300 minimum

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2015 totals

Socks: 2,043
Underwear: 1,139
Cash: $1,158

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Talia Ricci live on location for the kick off of the second campaign.
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People came to drop off donations near Polo Park starting at 7 a.m.
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680 CJOB and Chudds Powersports were also helping out.
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The campaign more than doubled the amount of knickers and kickers collected last year. Global News
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One Global News viewer even brought coffee!.
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More than 2,000 pairs of new underwear were donated by the end of the day.

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