Caitlin Flynn
Updated Mar 15, 2017 @ 3:04 pm
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Cleaning out your makeup box is decidedly one of the most boring chores ever, but here’s something that’ll make you more enthused about it — you can donate old mascara wands to help animals. Instead of tossing them in the garbage, send your wands to the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge, a nonprofit that coordinates wildlife rehabilitation. Savannah Trantham, the organization’s co-founder, explained in a Facebook post how the makeup tool helps animals in need:

Just four days later, Trantham’s post has been shared by over 52,000 people — so it’s safe to say a lot of old mascara wands will arrive at the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge very soon.

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So gather up those old mascara wands, wash them with soap and water, and mail them to:

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 121
Skyland, NC 28776

Not the makeup type, but still want to help out? The organization has a wishlist of products that are needed.

A day when you can get rid of stuff you don’t need, get yourself some new mascara, and help save the animals sounds like a day well-spent to us.