The Samaritan's Purse organization Operation Christmas Child brings gifts to children in poor countries during the holidays.
The Southcrest Baptist Church grouped together with churches in the Lubbock area to take in donations.
The donations were packed in decorated shoe boxes with small toys, school supplies, and clothing for kids across the globe.
People were encouraged to include a picture and an address in their box so the child who received the gift could become a pen pal.
Collections go through November 19th.