Socket employees

Volunteer of the Month for December 2016-Socket

For more than eight years Socket, a Missouri phone and internet provider has been a corporate leader in local community service projects. Through the Adopt-A-Spot Litter Program, Socket employees have donated hundreds of hours to cleaning up Clark Lane from Paris Road to Highway 63. Their adopted area contains significant litter, is a narrow road with no shoulder and high-volume traffic. Every quarter without fail, they schedule their clean-up with the City of Columbia with up to 20 individuals donating 20 to 45 hours of service. Their last clean-up netted eighty-nine bags of litter!

Other recent Socket community projects include sponsoring the 2016 Countdown to Kickoff fundraiser, which benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri, and participating in the 2016 Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili Cookoff, which raised funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Columbia. Their aggressive campaigns to reduce litter and improve the lives of children demonstrate commitment to our community. Thank you, Socket!

To learn more about volunteering with the City of Columbia, visit our website, contact Volunteer Programs at 573-874-7499 or email

Written by volunteer Elizabeth Miller.