Parkview Baptist Church and School collected 1,246 Operation Christmas Child boxes this holiday season, an increase of 306 more boxes than last year’s total.

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has given out 113 million shoe boxes in 150 countries to children who would otherwise not receive a Christmas gift, a news release said.

The boxes include a language-friendly Bible in each box so the child can learn and study God’s word. Each box is packed with faith and prayer, the release said.