Not everyone can afford a computer.
Let's try to change that.
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: http://hunterrosenblume.com/
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.