Books for Botox helps to give back to the community
People who bring books to Dr. Corey Maas’ skin care clinic in Truckee will have a chance to receive free Botox.
Staff members at Dr. Maas’ office have come up with a new program called Books for Botox in an effort to celebrate the holiday season and give back to the local community. Clinic staff will collect new or gently used books now through January to be donated to the library at Truckee Elementary School.
Kim DeMattei, an aesthetic nurse specialist at the Maas Clinic, proposed the Books for Botox idea to staff members when her first-grade son at Truckee Elementary brought home a letter addressing the school’s push to boost its educational curriculum, she said.
There’s always a need for more books, said Sandy Hines, librarian at Truckee Elementary, especially holiday books this time of year. The children love those the most, Hines said.
“If I had 650 books for all 650 children, that would be great,” Hines said.
Donating books to the school library is a nice way to give something back, DeMattei said, to get the love of reading out to every child.
Staff generated ideas for possible holiday prizes for the book drive ” toys, computers, games ” before deciding on giving away skin care products, mineral cosmetics, and free Botox treatments, DeMattei said.
Odds of winning a Botox treatment are pretty good, with about 30 free treatments up for grabs, said Kirsten Ziegler, philanthropy director for Dr. Maas.
Botox injections for those stubborn forehead wrinkles, frown lines around the mouth, or crow’s feet around the eyes can cost $300 to $600 at Dr. Maas’ clinic, Ziegler said.
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