Candy Buy-Back Draws Donations, Smiles

On Nov. 4, Cooper Orthodontics in Royal Palm Beach held its first Halloween Candy Buy-Back event. Dr. Andrew Cooper and his staff invited patients and community members to participate.

Everyone was welcome to earn $1 per pound of unopened candy. All candy will be donated to U.S. troops serving overseas through Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit, volunteer-based corporation that sends care packages to U.S. military.

Patients had the chance to sign cards addressed to military troops to be included in the care packages.

For more information on how to donate to Operation Gratitude, visit

ABOVE: Dr. Andrew Cooper and his staff, joined by patients Eve and Grace Essery, with the big candy haul.