Cheerleader Recycles Printer Ink Cartridges to Fund Trip of a Lifetime

2010-10-14 09:14:53

Published on 2010-10-14 09:14:53

A talented woman in the US is recycling printer ink cartridges to help her raise money to attend a global event in London. 

According to the Colfax Record, Katelyn Gassaway, who lives in California, applied and successfully secured a place as an All-American cheerleader for the New Year's Day Parade in London next year. To be selected to represent your country at this event is a coveted prize – only the top ten per cent of cheerleaders in America are selected and Gassaway is desperate to go.

"I felt confident, but I was still surprised [to be offered the opportunity]. Not a lot of girls get that offer," she told the newspaper. However, the trip will cost $3,000 (£1,800). Her family have contributed a deposit, but there is still $2,000 to be found before November.

So she has taken to collecting toner cartridges and other items to sell for money. She's also taking on light jobs and babysitting. Here's to hoping those toner cartridges get the money rolling in.

Posted by Jamie Foster.

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