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"You employee is efficient, patient and knowledgeable."

"I am very thankful that you are so handy in downtown Melrose.  I’ve been looking for such a place forever so I don’t have to be bothering family and friends."

"The employee made me feel that no question was too basic."

"I couldn't have done it without you!"

"You're all A+."

"Thank you for what you do. You make computer life much easier."

"My sister raved about the help she received."

"I love to come here! It's such a happy place!"

"I feel much more confident."

"This is great!"

"Your employee was terrific! Clear, concise and well-informed!"

Meeting you made my day. I was thrilled to be here. Thank you for this incredible service. I am truly "grateful."

"That was a great program! Thanks. My daughter was even showing her younger brother what they did."

"Came in to fix an email problem.  They were able to correct the problem.  I have had others try, including the Geek Squad, and each thought they made the correction.  They had not."

"Thank you for what you do. You make computer life much easier."

"What a wonderful resource!"

"A warm welcoming environment.  I’ll definitely be back!"

"Enjoyed the relaxed, comfortable atmosphere."

You are changing people's lives!

"Prompt, pleasant, helpful."

"Wonderful staff!"

"Great experience!"

You really released my anxiety!

"You saved the day!"

"That was fantastic!"

"Great service!"

"A 'user-friendly' business that is free to the public - couldn't be better!"

"You have all the knowledge I would need."

"I am so happy you are here!"

"I think your service is needed and great for the community."

"My associate is a superb teacher with much patience and thoughtfulness of my many disabilities."

"Thanks for all that you do!"

"I'm very excited that SDM is in town."

"I like the opportunity to have on-going questions that arise answered as my knowledge base increases."

"You seem to be doing everything right."

"SDM is very helpful and I am so appreciative of the work you do with our community!"

"Great service for people who need advice and to learn their way around the systems."

"Such a welcoming, relaxed pace. Thank you for everything!"

"Great, as always!"

Thank you! I hope not to see you again soon!

"This is a great resource!"

We are so lucky!!

SDM is a gift to the community!

I'm fixed!!

"Sometimes you're just so brilliant"

"I rate my service there a 10!"

"I live in Senior Citizen housing and I’m spreading the news of how great you are!"

"I couldn't have done it without you!"


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SDM Foundation
465 Main Street | Melrose, MA 02176 | 781.606.2621

(Directions to our shop)



Monday through Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm;

Sunday: Closed

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