VICKI Jordan likes finding a bargain and helping good causes.
The Westbury resident did just that at a clothes swap in Launceston yesterday.
Called the Launceston Time Out House Big Clothes Swap, the event at the Tamar Rowing Club rooms attracted 35 people and raised more than $500.
The idea was to donate old clothes for sale and buy other second-hand clothes.
Mrs Jordan even brought along her granddaughter, Mateesha Jordan, 5, to introduce her to the art of op shopping.
``My husband wears a suede jacket that we picked up in an op shop for $20,'' Mrs Jordan said.
``I certainly support op shops because they do a good job in the community and I support the recycling angle.
``A lot of the time quality articles are quite out of my price range. I love it.''
Event organiser Verity Quill said the Time Out House in Launceston provided a safe haven for people aged 12 to 25 years who were at risk.
She said it cost $60,000 a year to run the service, which needed 14 volunteers each weekend, but the results were worth it.
Time Out House is looking for donations and volunteers. For more information, call 0407 102 104.