Sonnhalter’s First Annual Tool Drive Raises Over $16,000 Worth of Tools for Habitat for Humanity

BEREA, Ohio – September 2010 – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, partnered with Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity for the first annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive, which ran the entire month of August resulting in more than $16,000 worth of tools donated.

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 poverty housing and homelessness.

“The Sonnhalter Tool Drive was a huge success! Their employees and clients contributed thousands of dollars worth of brand new or lightly used materials,” said Frank Drahan, inventory assistant at Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity ReStore. “This contribution will go a long way in helping Clevelanders improve their homes, and eliminate substandard housing.”

Participants in the Sonnhalter Tool Drive included Arbortech, the Berea Recreation Center, the Berea Rotary Club, Council Tool, Edward Jones Investments, Knipex, the local community, Madison Electric, Mid Continent Nail Corporation, Molex, Mr. Heater, RIDGID, Rolland Woodworking, Samsel Supply, Sutton Industrial Hardware, Tony K’s Bar & Grille, West Park Packaging, Wolff Bros. Supply, Work Area Protection and Wright Tool.

“We are overwhelmed at the success and participation in the Sonnhalter Tool Drive,” said Matt Sonnhalter, vision architect at Sonnhalter. “With help from clients, businesses, local retailers and the community our Tool Drive exceeded our expectations and we are looking forward to doing it again next year.”

Sonnhalter partnered with the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity during its Tool Drive. The donated items will be used for Habitat for Humanity projects or will be sold at the organization’s ReStore, a recycled building materials store. Proceeds from the ReStore sales will be used to help Habitat build and rehabilitate homes for those in need.