Did you know that your old, dried up mascara could come in very handy? Once it has stopped doing the job on your lashes it can be used to brush fly eggs and larva out of animal fur.
The Appalachian Wildlife Refuge in Western North Carolina is a non-profit organization which helps injured and orphaned wild animals. Once they open their new triage, they will be able to accept even more injured and orphaned animals, reaching over 2,000 animals within the first year of opening.
For this huge increase in ‘residents’ the refuge will require a number of products to help them in their important task., and as such has an online wish list of items they need, which includes donations of cleaned, used mascara wands.
Savannah Trantham, a member of staff at Wildlife Refuge says that mascara wands are really useful tools, especially for brushing animal fur. She says that after washing the wand in hot, soapy water the mascaras can be sent directly to the Wildlife Refuge at the following address:
P.O. Box 1211
Skyland, NC 28776
To raise awareness and spread the message, The Refuge asks those who decide to send used mascaras to use the hashtags #smallbrushbigimpact, #Brushthebugsaway and #AppalachianWild on social media, in the hope that more and more people will rise to the occasion and help in this important task.