Helping the Columbia Community


Polar Plunge 2013


Here at Socket, we like to support local Columbia and mid-Missouri charitable organizations and events. Columbia and its surrounding communities have given so much to us, so we like to give back however we can.
One way we do this is by providing free Web hosting and discounted Internet service to Missouri non-profits. Interested organizations can fill out an application to apply for the program.
Many of our employees enjoy volunteering for local charities as well. We assemble a road crew every few months to clean up our Adopt-A-Spot location near our office along Clark Lane between I-70 and Paris Rd. We also organize food drives and volunteer nights for the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri and host blood drives at our office for the American Red Cross.
This year, we’ve been having some fun with our local non-profit partners, sponsoring two local Columbia events. The Polar Plunge in Columbia is a fun event for our company, and this was the 4th year we participated. Our office was represented by a team of more than 20 plungers, most of them dressed in costume as their favorite fictional character. It was pretty funny to see everyone jump in Stephens Lake into 34-degree water! This years’ event raised over $100,000 towards the Special Olympics of Missouri! In case you missed the plunge, watch the video of our team below.



We were also a proud sponsor of the True/False Film Festival, a main staple of weekend entertainment here in Columbia. Thousands of movie fans attended the event, which featured dozens of independent films and garnered national attention. This year, the event celebrated its 10th anniversary, and we were happy to be a part of it! 
On May 7, we will be sending 10 veterans to Washington D.C. with the Central Missouri Honor Flight. This organization helps local veterans visit the memorials dedicated to their service. Each year as part of our holiday season rituals, we choose a local organization to give back to. Learn more about our plans with the Honor Flight.
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