Wands for Wildlife is volunteer-run 501c3 nonprofit inspiring people to help wildlife and the environment through re-purposing discarded mascara wands. The organization engages people in ways to support wildlife caregivers and encourages greater mindfulness of the impact from human activities, including the use of plastics, on the environment.
Wands for Wildlife programs:
Wandraisers – ‘Wanders’ (individuals and groups) collecting used mascara wands
Wildlife Caregiver Resources – Wands and best practices shared with wildlife caregivers
Wand Art – Creative reuse of wands into art
If you would like more information on the Wildlife Caregiver Resources or Wand Art program, please contact us.
Wands for Wildlife began as a program at Appalachian Wildlife Refuge and has grown into an organization with a global reach! It started in March of 2017, when a social media post went viral asking for used mascara wands to help remove fly eggs and larva from the fur and feathers of wild animals. Appalachian Wild’s Executive Director, Savannah Trantham created that original post seen here and shares, “Appalachian Wild is thrilled that this program has grown to the extent that it has and will continue to bring awareness for wildlife and wildlife rehabilitation on a much larger scale.”
Find out more about the work Appalachian Wildlife Refuge is doing to save wild lives www.AppalachianWild.org