Old electronics help Los Altos High cheerleaders get to nationals (VIDEO)

The Los Altos High School cheer team is raising money to travel to a national competition in Anaheim at the end of the month. They did a bake sale, of course. But the real money came from an e-waste drive.

The Los Altos High School cheer team is getting ready to compete for a national championship in Anaheim at the end of March.  They’re practicing some new moves, perfecting their acrobatics and raising money to help with travel expenses.

They did a bake sale, of course.  But the real money came from an e-waste drive — collecting old printers, microwaves, TVs, computers and cables collecting dust in neighbors’ garages.  GreenMouse, a San Jose-based recycling company, breaks down the items and sells the scrap plastics, metals and other components.  Half the proceeds go to the cheer team.

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Last year, Los Altos High was one of GreenMouse’s most successful donors, raising $2,500 for the Associated Student Body in just one weekend.  This year’s tally isn’t in yet, but organizers estimated that about 400 cars pulled through the donation drive.

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