Simply Smiles Service Trip

Simply Smiles Service Trip

Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation ~ May 11 to May 18, 2019

The Connecticut Conference of the UCC is organizing a week-long trip to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota from May 11 to May 18, 2019. Simply Smiles (an organization founded by Bryan Nurnberger, who grew up in the Naugatuck UCC congregation) will be our hosts and guides. We will be staying in the town of La Plant, one of the most impoverished places in America, working to restore hope for a better future.

Through youth development and community building programs, Simply Smiles creates smiles where there is often little reason to smile. We will be the first group of the season and so we may spend somewhat less time working with children and somewhat more time helping to prepare for the upcoming season. Volunteers must be 15 years of age, or older to participate.

We have not finalized travel arrangements, but the total cost should be about $1,400. Many congregations will provide support for members Online registration is open:

For more information on Simply Smiles, go to: For more information on the May 11th trip, please contact Charlie Kuchenbrod at [email protected] or (860) 761-7111.