Silicon Labs volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

NASHUA – Eight Silicon Laboratories employees volunteered on Sept. 8 to do some pre-demolition work at Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity’s newest project at 42 Chestnut St.

The project will create two new decent and affordable homes for qualified local families.

Silicon Labs volunteers removed smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, lighting fixtures and bulbs, loaded salvaged windows into the Habitat ReStore truck and removed ceiling tiles to donate to a local church.

Douglas Pastorello, Silicon Labs principal design engineer, organized the volunteer day with GNHFH through its Team Building Day Program, which engages groups of volunteers from companies, schools, civic organizations and other places to build on-site for a day with Habitat.

"Silicon Laboratories is building a more connected world: on the internet, with our products and in the community with the help of Habitat for Humanity," Pastorello said.

"Corporate partners such as Silicon Labs that understand the meaning of making a positive impact through donations of time and financial resources is a critical part of improving our shared community," said GNHFH Executive Director Jennifer Lorrain. "Thanks to Silicon Labs’ contributions, this house will be called home for two families someday."

Quiznos of Nashua donated lunch for Silicon Labs and GNHFH core build crew volunteers.

Habitat’s Team Building Day Program brings groups of up to 10 volunteers together for an exclusive day of building together on a Habitat home. This program funds the building of Habitat homes in Greater Nashua.

Throughout the day, volunteers learn new skills, increase morale and improve group communication, leadership and problem-solving skills. In addition, Habitat provides a catered lunch,
T-shirts, digital photos of the group on site and promotional benefits to applicable groups.

No construction skills are necessary, and all tools and training are provided by an experienced build crew on-site.

To sign up your group, contact Michelle Blake, GNHFH director of development, at or 821-0197.

Submitted by Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity