The Connecticut Conference United Church of Christ, News by Drew Page NORWALK (2/5/14) — Simply Smiles, Inc. is dedicated to helping impoverished children, families and their communities. For 6 years, Simply Smiles has supported the village of Santa María Tepexipana, in Oaxaca, Mexico, and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota. Through the [...]READ MORE
Stamford Advocate, Danbury News Times | January 17, 2013 Story by Elizabeth Kim and photo by Brian A. Pounds Two years ago, Bryan Nurnberger, part of a growing wave of social entrepreneurs, found himself faced with a vexing problem. His nonprofit, Simply Smiles, which is based in Norwalk and dedicated to assisting poor communities, had recently gotten [...]READ MORE
News 12 Connecticut profiled Katrina Franzen, a volunteer from Fairfield, CT, about her time with Simply Smiles helping to host an art camp on the Cheyenne River Reservation during the summer of 2013. Click here to watch the video!READ MORE
Area native gets coffee beans going By Brynn Mandel | Waterbury, CT Republican American In the remote mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, Bryan Nurnberger noticed bags of coffee beans used as improvised furniture instead of as the basis for a morning brew. While the Naugatuck native was working with his nonprofit Simply Smiles to improve the [...]READ MORE
By Brynn Mandel | Republican-American | Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The idea was simple, the sentiment behind it pure altruism. Its execution, however, was anything but simple. About a decade ago, a Naugatuck native, deeply moved by the dire conditions he saw in a remote region of Mexico, returned home and collected supplies for an orphanage there. Bryan Nurnberger filled a donated school bus with medicine, clothing, toys and toiletries, then steered it south for the Casa Hogar orphanage in Oaxaca, Mexico.READ MORE
Bryan and Kristen appear on Better Connecticut on November 2, 2012 to talk about the work of Simply Smiles and to promote Kristen’s new single, ‘Dear Mister’. Bryan and Kristen on Better Connecticut 11/2/12 from Simply Smiles on Vimeo.READ MORE
Bethel, CT – “Humbling, exhausting, exciting, fulfilling, overwhelming, challenging and inspiring.” These are the words the First Congregational Church of Bethel Volunteers use to describe their week long August Service Trip to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation, South Dakota. The group volunteered with the non-profit CT based Simply Smiles Inc. On the Reservation, Simply Smiles is focusing its work in one town, La Plant.READ MORE
Simply Smiles, Inc., the Westport-based charity, has invited three recent college graduates to be inaugural members of “Smile Corps,” its new 18-month internship program. Zachary Gross of Roxbury, Conn.; Samantha Steinmetz of Washington, Conn.; and Haley Brown of Trumbull, Conn.; have a history with Simply Smiles, serving as volunteers and summer interns for its Mexico project.READ MORE
On July 7, a group of 36 people set out from the First Church of Christ, Congregational in Redding, CT headed to the remote town of La Plant, part of the Cheyenne River Reservation, in South Dakota. This is their story.
By Betty Noone, from The Redding Pilot.READ MORE
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