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Socket makes donation in lieu of client gifts

Socket, a Missouri-based telephone and Internet provider, is opting to recognize its clients in a non-traditional way this holiday season. Rather than send an annual token of appreciation, the company has been making charitable donations in lieu of holiday gifts since 2008.

“We used to send out hundreds of popcorn tins to thank customers for their business,” said Carson Coffman, president and co-owner of Socket. “When we started making charitable donations instead, our clients found that much more meaningful.”

This year, Socket is contributing to the Central Missouri Honor Flight and sending 10 veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated in their honor. In recent years, Socket has also donated to Toys for Tots and assembled backpacks for Missouri children removed from abusive homes.

Coffman says the vast majority of feedback regarding the donation has been positive. Clients can visit to learn about the donation and view pictures of how the gifts will be used.

Founded in 1994, Socket is a Missouri-based telephone and Internet service provider with the largest service area in the state. Socket is a privately held company that provides families and businesses a choice for local and long-distance phone and Internet service. It combines the highest quality customer service with in-depth technical knowledge. Socket’s customers enjoy simple billing and quick, friendly service. For additional information, visit



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