Wandraiser: Recycling for Earth Day!

Want to do something easy for Earth Day? Don’t throw away those old mascara wands; put them to a new use! Old mascara wands are used to remove fly eggs and larva from the fur of wild animals. They work great because the bristles are close together. You can send your wands or gather old mascara wands and donations for friends to help the wild ones by hosting a Wands for Wildlife®​ Wandraiser! ​(Please do no purchase new wands; the program is for recycling old wands.) 

How to recycle your mascara wands:
Before mailing, wash wands in warm soapy water to remove residual mascara. ​
Mail form, old wands & donations to
P.O. Box 1211, Skyland, NC 28776.
For more information, go to: Appalachian Wildlife Refuge
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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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