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The Appalachian Wildlife Refuge uses mascara wands to remove pests from injured and orphaned animals in Western North Carolina. This is a simple way to help make a direct impact, and we're making it even easier.. Let us mail them for you!

Drop off your old (clean!) mascara wands at the Volunteer Center, located in the McDowell Senior Center. Wands will be mailed at the end of each month.

We will take as many as you have! Even one will make a difference. 

Contact Kelly Solesby at for more information.


For more information on Wands for Wildlife visit


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