Central Texas (Fox 44) — Operation Christmas Child announced Monday that Central Texans broke records during they collection week.

So many people donated shoeboxes filled with gifts in the last seven days that Samaritan’s Purse had to hire five semi-trailer trucks to carry everything. The group says it has never needed that many trucks in Central Texas.

For decades, these small boxes, packed with toys and other items, have been delivered to millions of children around the world. This year, Operation Christmas Child will collect its 200-millionth shoebox.

In 2022, Operation Christmas Child opened up 14 locations for people to drop off their shoeboxes. They hoped to collect enough shoeboxes to reach another 11 million children.

The project partners with local churches across the globe and the organization has 100’s of drop off locations in Central Texas.

Click here to find the drop off location closest to you.