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Syosset Teens Find Second Life for Unwanted Computers

'Project Milo' volunteers establish computer center at White Oaks Nursing Home in Woodbury.

Project Milo established another computer center for the White Oaks Nursing Home in Woodbury. Photo credit: Project Milo.
Project Milo established another computer center for the White Oaks Nursing Home in Woodbury. Photo credit: Project Milo.

A group of Syosset teenagers from are putting old, unneeded computers and computer parts to good use. 

The initiative, dubbed “Project Milo,” was started back in 2011. Since then, they have been working towards their chief goal: to strengthen the community through technology. 

On Nov. 7, under the leadership of current president Rohit Gupta, the team established another computer center for the White Oaks Nursing Home in Woodbury. 

Their contributions included multiple desktop computers, webcams for residents to communicate with their families, and a flat screen TV. Project Milo was able to work in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Syosset-Woodbury after explaining their cause at one of their meetings. 

Thanks to the guidance of Dr. Eileen Gentilcore, the team was able to build a computer center for the deserving folks at White Oaks. It was this same support from Dr. Gentilcore, the Rotary Club of Syosset-Woodbury, and the Rotary Club of Jericho Sunrise that allowed the team to accomplish their previous mission, which brought a computer center to the School for Language and Communication Development. 

Their previous efforts include donating 12 desktop computers to the School of Language and Communication Development, a school that serves children with severe learning impairments. 

Felice Linder November 15, 2013 at 10:22 AM
Wonderful story and great kids.

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