Project Milo
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Not everyone can afford a computer.

But together, we can change that.

Who We Are

Project Milo is an entirely student-run and non-school affiliated charitable initiative based in Syosset, New York. We're on a mission to empower the underprivileged through technology. Our dedicated team of high school student volunteers meets every Sunday afternoon to refurbish your old, unwanted computers with new components and software. Then, we send 'em off to institutions in need.

As a student-run charity, our resources are limited. But fortunately, you can help! Got any clunkers? Have any spare computers laying around doing nothing? We would be glad to take them off your hands — just head on over to Get Involved to find out how.

President (2014-2015): Ridoy Majumdar

Ridoy has been a member of Milo since his sophomore year, previously serving as vice president. A current senior, he is a member of the debate team, the math team, co-founder and president of Computer Science Club, president of Young Entrepreneurs Club, and treasurer of Political Science Club. He's had a love for computer science from an early age. Following his junior year, he was a research intern at Columbia University's Robotics Laboratory, where he developed a noninvasive brain-computer interface device for motor-impaired patients to operate prosthetic limbs.

President (2013-2014): Rohit Gupta

Rohit took Milo to new heights during his presidency senior year. He served as vice president for Milo in his junior year. At Syosset High School, he was a NYSSMA all-state percussionist, National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist, vice president of DECA (for which he was also an internationals qualifier), and president of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. He was also an intern at El Centro Comunitario de Educacion, where he taught English as a second language to Hispanic students in Brentwood, NY. Rohit will be attending New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business this fall.

President (2012-2013): Hunter Rosenblume

Hunter managed Milo in his senior year, creating strong connections with local Rotary clubs and instructing new members in computer repair. Following his junior year at Syosset High School, he researched at Brookhaven National Laboratory, where he developed a work queue script for handling jobs on supercomputers. He is currently studying computer science at Georgia Institute of Technology in its Honors Program, and is a frequent participant at national hackathons. You can check out some of Hunter's projects at his website:

Our Past Projects

  • July 2014: Donated 7 laptop computers to the Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled in India.

  • October 2013: Donated 4 desktop computers and one 40" flat-screen television to White Oaks Nursing Home in Woodbury, NY. Also donated webcams with each computer for the residents to communicate with relatives over video messaging services such as Skype.

  • June 2012: Built a computer center of 12 desktops for the School of Language and Communication Development (SLCD) in Glen Cove, NY. The SLCD serves children K-12 with learning impairments.

  • February 2012: Sold iPhone cases, raising sufficient funds to sponsor a child's life-saving heart surgery through The Gift of Life, India.

  • Coming Up Soon:

  • A team of our student volunteers are ready to begin a 10-day instructional series on tech literacy at Excel at Woodbury for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Woodbury, NY. They'll be teaching basic computer usage to the elderly students at Excel with an emphasis on web safety and application usage.

  • We're ready to set up a computer center at the Mary Brennan INN in Hempstead for the guests to freely access the Internet. Guests will be able to use the new computer facilities to receive lessons and also seek employment online.

  • Interested in helping out? Read on:

    We accept all donations from those living in the Long Island area. All donations can be dropped off at Astoria Federal Savings on 50 Jackson Ave in Syosset, NY — but you should contact us beforehand by either email or by phone at (516) 350-0961. We accept computers, computer screens, and computer parts, but if you've got any other unwanted devices (like iPods or televisions), we would be glad to take them off your hands too.

    Thinking your contribution might be too outdated? No worries! If that's the case, we'll handle the proper recycling. At Milo, we're all about reusing and repurposing: nothing technological needs to go to waste, and we'll do the work necessary to make sure that's always possible.

    We guarantee that your hard drive will be completely wiped with Department of Defense-grade software. However, if you feel that it's necessary, you may remove the hard drive from the computer (or have it wiped yourself) prior to donating. Totally up to you.

    If you don't have a spare computer, or you aren't in our area, we also appreciate donations via PayPal. These funds will go towards purchasing the things that we don't accept as donations: keyboards, mice, and other accessories that get dirty easily.

    Thank you!

    Makin' Headlines


    The Syosset Jericho Tribune
    "Syosset Group Gives Back"
    By Steve Mosco


    Syosset Patch
    "Syosset Teens Find Second Life for Unwanted Computers"
    By Leah Bush


    The South Asian Times
    "Project Milo Honored"