Milwaukee medical equipment parts distributor Alpha Source Inc. has assembled 100 gifts that will be sent to children globally through Operation Christmas Child, a project of international relief nonprofit Samaritan’s Purse.
Alpha Source, its employees, and local businesses including Allen Edmonds Shoe Corp., Dental Professionals of Germantown, Eggers Imprints and Visual Impressions contributed items for the gifts, which will be delivered during the holidays.
Alpha employees filled Allen Edmonds shoe boxes with toothbrushes, toothpaste, washcloths, T-shirts, soap, toys, calculators, crayons, activity books and other goodies, then wrapped them for kids from ages two to 14.
This is the fifth year Alpha Source has donated presents to Operation Christmas Child, which has distributed about 100 million boxes since it started in 1993.
“Operation Christmas Child offers us a unique opportunity to make a small difference in the lives of children worldwide. This project has brought our employees and local businesses together,” said Norine Carlson-Weber, president of Alpha Source.