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Socket donates backpacks to children entering foster care

Socket, a local telecom provider, has continued its annual tradition of making a charitable contribution on behalf of its business clients, in lieu of holiday gifts.

For this year’s donation, Socket and its employees are giving nearly 50 backpacks with basic supplies and comforting items to the Columbia Foster and Adoption Project, which distributes them through local organizations including Rainbow House, Coyote Hill and Great Circle.

“Foster children usually have little to nothing when they are placed in a new home,” said George Pfenenger, chief executive officer and co-owner at Socket. “It’s our hope that these backpacks will offer some comfort during a very difficult time.”

Socket has been making charitable donations in lieu of holiday gifts since 2008. Along with the backpacks, the company has also donated toys for Toys for Tots and sent dozens of veterans to see their memorials via the Central Missouri Honor Flight.

Pfenenger says the vast majority of feedback regarding the donations has been positive. Clients can visit www.WheresMyPopcorn.com to learn about the donation and 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 www.socket.net.



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