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Socket donates 19 computers to local families in need

Columbia, Mo. - Socket, a Missouri-based telephone and Internet service provider, will deliver 19 computers to the Columbia Area Career Center on Friday, April 24, at 3:30 p.m.
Career Center students will refurbish the computers and donate them to families in need as part of an initiative called Repair It Forward.
Career Center students will use class time to make sure each computer is ready for use. Their work will include loading each computer with a Windows operating system and Microsoft Office products. Then, the computers will go to people or organizations in need. 
"It's a fatastic program that we're more than happy to support," said Carson Coffman, president and co-owner of Socket. "First, Columbia area students get hands-on learning experience on how to work with computers. Then, when they are successful, the students will give the units to local people who need them."
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 amilies 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 www.socket.net.
For more information on the Repair It Forward program, visit www.repairitforward.com.