Dec4OpChristmasChildAlpha Source Inc, Milwaukee, Wis, a multivendor medical equipment parts distributor, has sent 100 shoeboxes filled with gifts to Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse that delivers gifts to children from ages two to fourteen worldwide.

Alpha Source, Alpha Source employees, and local businesses, including Allen Edmonds Shoe Corp, Dental Professionals of Germantown, Eggers Imprints, and Visual Impressions donated items for the cause.

Alpha Source employees wrapped and stuffed 100 shoeboxes with various items including toothbrushes, toothpaste, washcloths, t-shirts, soap, dolls, noisemakers, calculators, crayons, activity books, and other items.

“Operation Christmas Child offers us a unique opportunity to make a small difference in the lives of children worldwide,” said Norine Carlson-Weber, president of Alpha Source. “This project has brought our employees and local businesses together.”

This year, Operation Christmas Child expects to deliver its 100 millionth shoebox since the project began in 1993. This is the fifth year Alpha Source has donated to Operation Christmas Child.