In the spirit of recycling and saving the earth, Matter of Trust is a not-for-profit organization started in 1998 whose mission is to connect ideas to sustainable systems. To help with the Gulf clean-up, they are collecting hair, fur, waste wool and left over nylons to use as booms in the Gulf to soak up the oil along the coastline. Check out their site for details on how to send natural fiber materials to them.
A BIG thank you to Salon Eden in Bay Shore who has already signed on to give me their bags of hair to send off to Matter of Trust.
PS: Olivia has a Facebook fan page: Save the Gulf: Olivia's Bird Illustrations, with her bird illustrations. She's up to 15 right now. Thank you to all who have donated. Spread the word!