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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 12th year during its annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive, which ran the entire month of August and collected $26,500 worth of donations of tools and building materials. Since Sonnhalter began its efforts in 2010, the company has collected $336,500 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.
"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 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 nearly $336,500 for this great cause."
"Sonnhalter's Tool Drive is like Christmas in August! Instead of Santa's sleigh, they bring a large truck full of tools for us and that's the gift that keeps on giving all year around," added John Habat, president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. "Sonnhalter's Tool Drive helps to bring awareness to areas we have no access to and provides us tools to work on our houses, in our tool shop, and to be sold to the general public."
Community participants in the 12th Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive included Berea Recreation Center, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Berea Branch, Fear's Confections, Frangos Group, Pinnacle Condominiums, Rising Star Coffee Roasters, Rock & Roll City Studios, St. Mary of the Falls, Skidmark Garage, Westlake Porter Public Library, The Wine Spot and many individuals living in the community.
Trade industry participants in the 12th Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive included Buyers Products, CSV Marketing, Endeavor Business Media, General Pipe Cleaners, Ignition, Jergens Inc., Kapro, Lakeside Supply, Ledlenser USA, Mortar Net Solutions, Samsel Supply, Sutton Industrial, Wolff Bros. Supply and Woodhill Supply.
All of the donations Sonnhalter collected benefited 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.