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Oscar and Ester Viola

18th January 2011

Oscar and Ester Viola

Oscar and Ester Viola, Volunteers at Seven Hills Salvos Store

 “We arrived in Australia from the Philippines in 1989.  We’ve worked hard in the retail and banking industries and have retired.”

 “Salvos Store is a very welcoming place and a great place to shop for everyday household essentials.  We are privileged to be able to help new Australians settle in having been in a similar position ourselves many years ago.”

 “There’s a warm family atmosphere here.  As a retired couple, it is useless sitting at home twiddling our thumbs.  We put our hands to good use and we make so many friends here.  We have been volunteering for three years now and we call Salvos Stores our second home.”

 “It is here we fill ourselves with love, peace, joy and enthusiasm. It rejuvenates us and makes us feel and look younger! Our friends ask us what’s the secret of looking young? We say ….. volunteering at Salvos Stores !!”


  1. Juliet
    January 24, 2011 at 2:40pm

    You have found the secret of happy and healthy aging, being engaged, being active and feeling like you are doing something worthwhile - may you enjoy many more productive years

  2. Salvos Stores
    Salvos Stores
    January 25, 2011 at 9:58am

    @Juliet: Wow Juliet. You've hit the nail right on the head! Thank you for your terrific comment.

  3. Sathyamoorthy.U
    January 24, 2015 at 8:53am

    What a wonderful way to usefully spending your lifetime serving society with enthusiasm and keeping yourself happy and healthy !!!! Dear couple, you have found the secret to eternal youth -thanks to Salvos.

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