Fifth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive raises more than $35,000 worth of donations for Habitat for Humanity

Since Sonnhalter began its efforts in 2010, it has collected more than $141,000 Organizations, businesses and residents donated new and gently used tools and building materials Donations that Sonnhalter collected benefited the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity

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 fifth 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. Since Sonnhalter began its efforts in 2010, it has collected more than $141,000 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.
“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 Fifth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive included the Berea Recreation Center, Café Ah-Roma, 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 Fifth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive included Contractor Magazine, Council Tool Company, Gerber Plumbing, KNIPEX Tools LP, Lakeside Supply, Osborn, RIDGID, Samsel Supply, Sutton Industrial Hardware, WD40 Company, Welch Packaging, Wolff Bros. Supply, Woodhill Supply and Work Area Protection Corporation.
“The annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive is a rewarding experience for our team that we look forward to all year long,” said Matt Sonnhalter, vision architect at Sonnhalter. “The generosity of our clients, partners and the community has made it possible for us to give more than $141,000 in donations over the past five years to this worthy 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 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’s brand identity highlights its expertise in marketing to the professional tradesmen. Its tagline, “Not Afraid To Get Our Hands Dirty,” promotes the employees’ willingness to roll up their sleeves and dig deep into clients’ businesses, also, it refers to the market it targets: The tradesmen who work with – and dirty – their hands every day. Sonnhalter developed the acronym “B2T,” which stands for “business-to-tradesmen” to capture the essence of its specialty. For more information, visit the company website at or visit the company blog at
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work 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

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