By: Rebecca Stephens
Ladies, how many times have you finished off a mascara and let the tube sit in a random drawer in your bathroom? The tube rolls around in the drawer as the remnants dry up until you remember it’s in there. But, instead of wasting these dried-out wands, why not donate them to help save animals in need?
Save the Animals
Of all the objects you could recycle, I’m sure the last thing you thought that could be reused was a mascara wand. However, because the wands are so small, and their bristles are close together, old mascara wands are perfect to remove fly eggs and larva from the fur of small wild animals.
Wands for Wildlife
The Wands for Wildlife program was launched by the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned wildlife in western North Carolina. The Appalachian Wildlife Refuge is asking makeup junkies and animal lovers everywhere to donate their makeup wands to help clean the fur of small animals like rabbits, ducks, opossums, and more.
How to Help
Before mailing the wands, wash them with warm soapy water to clean any remaining mascara. Then, send in this completed form and old wands to:
Appalachian Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 1211
Skyland, NC 28776
Don’t have any mascara wands to send in? That’s fine, because The Appalachian Wildlife Refuge has a whole wishlist of supplies and food that you can send instead to help wild animals in need.