August 23, 2011
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 second annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive, which runs 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 Sonnhalter to help benefit Habitat for Humanity’s cause of eliminating poverty housing and homelessness.
Affiliates of Habitat for Humanity individually work with participants to sponsor fundraising activities such as tool drives. The Sonnhalter Tool Drive is striving to engage the community, businesses and organizations to look through workbenches, warehouses, storage lockers, basements, garages and tool kits and donate refurbished, duplicated or overstocked tools or items that are no longer used.
“Many clients and local retailers donated to the first annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive and we collected more than $16,000 in tools and building materials,” said Matt Sonnhalter, vision architect at Sonnhalter. “This year, we want to collect even more, so we encourage everyone to clean out their toolboxes and work areas and donate anything that is collecting dust.”
Sonnhalter is partnering with the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity during its Tool Drive. The Cleveland Habitat has completed over 160 homes since 1988 and today, engages 2,000 volunteers, who provide over 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 the ReStore sales will be used to help Habitat build and rehabilitate homes for those in need.
For more information on how to participate in the Sonnhalter Tool Drive, contact Rosemarie Ascherl from Sonnhalter at 440-234-1812 Ext. 126, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.sonnhalter.com/tooldrive for a list of tool drop-off locations.
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.