Sonnhalter tool drive raises $35,000 for Habitat

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Cleveland —Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, partnered with Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity for a sixth year during its annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive, which ran the entire month of August and collected more than $35,000 worth of tools and building materials again this year. Since Sonnhalter began its efforts in 2010, it has collected more than $176,000 in donations.

Organizations, businesses and residents were encouraged to donate new and gently used tools, as well as cabinets, sinks, building materials and appliances, to Sonnhalter to help benefit Habitat for Humanity’s cause of eliminating substandard housing and homelessness.


Sonnhalter team members after loading donations for the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity.

“We appreciate the time and effort in conducting such a successful tool drive,” said John Habat, executive director of the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. “Efforts like these help transform lives and promote positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual changes within the community.”

Community participants in the Sixth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive included the Berea Recreation Center, Cuyahoga County Public Library – Berea Branch, Clear Channel Outdoor, Fear’s Confections, Lakeside Supply, offices of Dr. Brian Britt and Dr. Kent Nicklas, Pope’s Catering, Rising Star Coffee Roasters, Samsel Supply, St. Mary of the Falls, Sutton Industrial Hardware, Weekley’s Mailing Service, Welch Packaging, The Wine Spot, Wolff Bros. Supply, Woodhill Supply and many community members.

Trades industry participants in the Sixth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive included Council Tool Company, Gerber Plumbing Fixtures, KNIPEX Tools, Madison Electric Products, Nook Industries, Osborn, RIDGID, Viega and Work Area Protection.

“The Sonnhalter Tool Drive is a rewarding and exciting experience for our team, especially with this being our first year expanding our efforts into downtown Cleveland,” said Matt Sonnhalter, vision architect at Sonnhalter. “We are very humbled by the generosity of our clients, partners and the community who made it possible for us to give more than $176,000 in donations over the past six years to this great organization.”

All of the donations that Sonnhalter collected benefited the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. The donated items will be used for Habitat for Humanity projects or will be sold at one of the organization’s ReStores, recycled building materials and home furnishings stores. Proceeds from the ReStore sales are used to help Habitat build and rehabilitate homes for those in need.

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