Fourth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive Donations Exceed $31,000

Annual tool drive benefits Habitat for Humanity.

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 fourth year during the Fourth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive, which ran the entire month of August and collected more than $31,000 worth of tools and building materials.

Since Sonnhalter began its efforts in 2010, it has collected more than $106,000 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.

““These contributions will go a long way in helping us improve homes and eliminate substandard housing,” said John Habat, executive director of the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity.

Community participants in the Fourth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive included the Berea Recreation Center, Cuyahoga County Public Library-Berea Branch, Edward Jones Investments, Perk-CUP! Café, St. Mary’s Church of Berea, St. Mary’s of the Falls, Sylvester’s Auto and Light Truck Service, Tony K’s Bar & Grille and many community members.

Trades industry participants in the Fourth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive included Gerber Plumbing, KNIPEX Tools LP, Lakeside Supply, Molex, Osborn, RIDGID, Samsel Supply, Sutton Industrial Hardware, Welch Packaging, Wolff Bros. Supply and Woodhill Supply.

“We are once again overwhelmed by the generosity of our clients, partners and community,” said Matt Sonnhalter, vision architect at Sonnhalter. “Our Tool Drive continues to grow each year. We experienced amazing support and ended up filling up two trucks this year!”

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 the organization’s ReStore, a recycled building materials and home furnishings store. Proceeds from the ReStore sales are used to help Habitat build and rehabilitate homes for those in need.

Established in 1976, Sonnhalter is the leading B2T marketing communications firm to companies that target professional tradesmen in construction, industrial and MRO markets. Sonnhalter is listed as a BtoB Magazine’s Top Agency for 2013 and has received the honor annually since 2009. For more information, visit the company website at or visit the company blog at

Habitat for Humanity International welcomes all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 350,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.75 million people. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit