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

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

"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."

"This is a great resource!"

I'm fixed!!

"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."

"What a wonderful resource!"

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

"Great service!"

You really released my anxiety!

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

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

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

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

SDM is a gift to the community!

"Enjoyed the relaxed, comfortable atmosphere."

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

"My sister raved about the help she received."

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

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

"Thanks for all that you do!"

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

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

"I feel much more confident."

"Sometimes you're just so brilliant"

"That was fantastic!"

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

"This is great!"

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

"You saved the day!"

"Great, as always!"

"I rate my service there a 10!"

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

"You employee is efficient, patient and knowledgeable."

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

"Great experience!"

We are so lucky!!

"Wonderful staff!"

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

"You seem to be doing everything right."

"You're all A+."

"I am so happy you are here!"

"You have all the knowledge I would need."

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

You are changing people's lives!

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

"Prompt, pleasant, helpful."


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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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