Posted September 20, 2017

Eighth annual Sonnhalter tool drive raises $30,000

Donations for Habitat for Humanity total $220,000 since 2010.

Sonnhalter team members after loading donations for the Greater Cleveland 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 an eighth year during its annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive, which ran the entire month of August and collected $30,000 worth of tools and building materials. Since Sonnhalter began its efforts in 2010, it has collected more than $220,000 in donations.

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

“Cleveland Habitat for Humanity eagerly awaits Sonnhalter’s annual Tool Drive,” said John Habat, executive director of the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. “It replenishes our inventory and generates revenues to support our affordable homeownership program. Sonnhalter has been doing this for several years, demonstrating again and again its commitment to affordable housing in Cleveland. Sonnhalter is a treasured partner.”

Community participants in the Eighth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive included the Berea Recreation Center, Cuyahoga County Public Library (Berea Branch), Fear’s Confections, Frangos Group, Great Lakes Integrated, Rising Star Coffee Roasters, Samsel Supply, St. Mary of the Falls, The Wine Spot, Waiting Child Fund and many community members.

Trade industry participants in the Eighth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive included Gerber Plumbing Fixtures, Jergens, Inc., KNIPEX Tools, Lakeside Supply, Mortar Net Solutions, Samsel Supply, Viega LLC, Wolff Bros. Supply and Woodhill Supply.

“Every year, we at Sonnhalter are inspired and uplifted by the generosity of our great community in its efforts to help those in need with more than $30,000 in donated tools and building materials,” said Matt Sonnhalter, vision architect at Sonnhalter. “We would like to thank our clients, partners and community members for their continued support in helping Sonnhalter raise more than $220,000 toward a great cause.”

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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