Swansboro United Methodist Church carefully selected their partner school because of its location/need. Silverdale Elementary is nine miles from Swansboro, with no community around it. For the school itself, the church has provided cash donations, school supplies, clothing, benches, and 864 books for children to take home during summer. For students and their families, the church has provided over $3000 of Food Lion gift cards, supplied snacks, and distributed over 100 bags of food. At the school, members have been workers: painting, erecting signs, proctoring tests, working with clubs, supporting a Buddy Bench project, volunteering in classrooms, and supporting school functions. Swansboro UMC continues to engage in life-changing relationship with the students and families of Silverdale Elementary!