M-A High PTA
Computer Donation Program  

(updated January 2022)  
Do you or your company have old computers (working or not), monitors, printers, flash drives, parts, or other equipment that you don't need any more? We refurbish old computer equipment for students  at Menlo-Atherton High School who do not have access to a computer at home, and for use in classrooms.

Since the program started in 1999, the M-A High PTA has supplied over 10,000 computers to deserving students at our local public high schools, plus ten carts - each with 38 laptop computers - to the Science department, about 50 computers for classroom mini-labs, dozens of network laser printers to replace ancient classroom inkjet printers, networking equipment, digital cameras for students in the Digital Photography class, and thousands of USB flash drives for students to save their files to print at school. 

The PTA also provide free software for math, science, and word processing.  M-A provides free WiFi hot spots for families who have no internet at home.  If you need a hotspot, go to the Media Center in the F-wing to check one out. 

We securely erase all information from the hard drives before loading new software and distributing them.  Donations are tax-deductible and we provide receipts.

We are always looking for these items:

We can provide a tax-deductible receipt for anything you donate.  If you need to donate items that we cannot accept (such as ancient computers, inkjet printers, or old-fashioned CRT monitors), you can dispose of them (at no cost) at several local  e-waste centers.   

If you have one item (or a truckload!) to donate, please email Sue Kayton at computerdonations@mabearspta.org or phone (not text!) to 650-853-1711. To request donation of a computer, or computer repair, please have your teacher contact Sue via email.

Thank you to our many corporate donors for helping bridge the digital divide. Click on a company's logo to visit their website.