Mission and Outreach

Thanks from Simply Smiles

Simply Smiles is a non-profit organization working to change the lives of orphans, children with special needs, and families living in a garbage dump in Oaxaca, MX and the surrounding cities.  Follow the link to find out more about Simply Smiles and how you can help!

In 2007, CIS invited Bryan Nurnberger, founder of Simply Smiles, to speak with our church family at a potluck supper.  We were so inspired by his story, we gave his organization $2500 to build a house for a family living in the dump at Oaxaca, Mexico.  Here is his letter of thanks:
Dear Friends at Brookfield Congregational Church,
It is with great pleasure that I am able to write you again today to thank you for your amazing contribution to Simply Smiles in support of our housing project in Oaxaca, Mexico's Garbage Dump.
Your generosity and compassion for these amazing individuals allowed us to provide the gift of not just a sturdy and appropriate home, but also the gifts of comfort, security, and dignity.  For this, I can literally not thank you enough...
I would however like to try and express my gratitude once again.  Enclosed, please find an 8X10 photo of the home that you built.  I think the faces in these pictures say it all, but from Simply Smiles, and on behalf of our friends in Mexico; "Thank you so very much!"  You have changed their lives forever.
With my deepest thanks,
Bryan Nurnberger
Simply Smiles Inc.
The original letter and photo are on the CIS bulletin board near the mailboxes. 

Megan Montgomery, a high school senior from our church, will be traveling to Oaxaca in April to help with the Simply Smiles project.  We will invite her to share her experiences at a potluck after she returns. 


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