During the collection week for Operation Christmas Child, 1,203 boxes were collected at First Baptist Church, Zachary, Sandy Stromeyer said.

First Baptist was a collection site where other organizations and people could bring shoeboxes filled with gifts for the program. The collection sites box and deliver the gifts to other sites that process them for delivery around the world.

The shoeboxes are filled with gifts for children who would not otherwise have a Christmas gift.

Volunteers helped receive, process, pack and load the shoeboxes onto trucks.