CLEVELAND – Sonnhalter, a communications firm marketing to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, is partnering with Habitat for Humanity again for the fifth annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive, during the month of August.
       
Organizations, businesses and residents are encouraged to donate new and gently used tools, as well as cabinets, sinks, building materials and appliances, to the Sonnhalter Tool Drive between Friday, August 1 and Sunday, August 31, to benefit Habitat for Humanity’s cause of eliminating substandard housing.
     
Affiliates of Habitat for Humanity individually work with participants to sponsor fundraising activities such as tool drives. The Sonnhalter Tool Drive strives to engage businesses and organizations to look through warehouses for extra inventory and overstocked tools or items, as well as the community
to look through their workbenches, storage lockers, basements and garages for duplicated or no longer needed tools and items to donate.
     
“We had such a great response to last year’s Tool Drive and collected more than $31,000 worth of tools, building materials, appliances and other items, bringing the total to $106,000 donated since our efforts began in 2010,” said Matt Sonnhalter, vision architect at Sonnhalter. “This year, we’re looking forward to the same enthusiastic response. We encourage businesses to clean out their extra inventory, overstocked materials and demo models, and donate to this very worthy cause.”
     
Sonnhalter partners with the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity for its annual Tool Drive. The Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity has completed more than 160 homes since 1988 and today, engages 2,000 volunteers, who provide more than 70,000 hours of service per year to Cleveland’s most distressed neighborhoods.
     
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 ReStore sales are used to help Habitat build and rehabilitate homes for those in need.
     
Tools and materials can be shipped to Attn: Tool Drive, Sonnhalter, 633 West Bagley Road, Suite 4, Berea, Ohio 44017. For information on how you can participate in the Sonnhalter Tool Drive, please contact Rosemarie Ascherl from Sonnhalter at 440/234-1812 ext. 126 or rascherl@sonnhalter.com. To make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to “Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity” and mail to Sonnhalter, 633 West Bagley Road, Berea, Ohio 44017.
 
For more information or to watch a short video on the Tool Drive, visit: www.Sonnhalter.com/tooldrive.