Check Out How This Non-Profit Organization Repurposes Discarded Mascara Wands
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Did you know that your used mascara wand can help save small wildlife? Read on to find out how!
Wands For Wildlife—a non-profit organization based in North Carolina, is asking for your used mascara wands to help treat injured wildlife.
Why mascara wands? Because the tiny and compact bristles are the perfect size for removing stuff like fleas, ticks and other debris from the fur of small critters and wings of injured birds.
“Because the bristles of a mascara brush are so close together, it basically works really well to groom through the fur and through the feathers”.
Wands For Wildlife began as a program at the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge, but has since become a separate organization due to its success.
“The initiative grew and expanded to share wands with other wildlife rehabilitators across the state of North Carolina. After three years, it became clear that the program was beyond the mission of Appalachian Wild’s focus on injured and orphaned wildlife in Western North Carolina”.
Donating used mascara wands to help injured and orphaned wildlife is such an awesome way to repurpose plastic that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
And if you’re someone who does not wear makeup, you can always collect mascara wands from family, friends, and co-workers, who will be more than ecstatic to pitch in!
April happens to be Wandraiser Month for Wands For Wildlife, so if you’d like to donate a wand or two, click here to find out more and take action to help wildlife!