Seventh Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive Raises $20,000 Worth of Donations for Habitat for Humanity

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 seventh year during its annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive, which ran the entire month of August and collected $20,000 worth of tools and building materials again this year. Since Sonnhalter began its efforts in 2010, it has collected nearly $200,000 in donations. Organizations, businesses and residents were encouraged to donate new and gently used tools, as well as building materials and appliances, to Sonnhalter to help benefit Habitat for Humanity’s cause of eliminating substandard housing and homelessness. “Your efforts help Cleveland Habitat continue its neighborhood revitalization efforts,” said John Habat, executive director of the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. “Your steadfast support provides some of the ‘tools’ to making our work possible.” Community participants in the Seventh Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive included the Berea Recreation Center, Cuyahoga County Public Library - Berea Branch, Dave’s Precision Automotive, Fear’s Confections, Frangos Group, Lakeside Supply, Lamar, offices of Dr. Brian Britt and Dr. Kent Nicklas, Rising Star Coffee Roasters, Samsel Supply, St. Mary of the Falls, Sutton Industrial Hardware, The Wine Spot, Wolff Bros. Supply, Woodhill Supply and many community members. Trades industry participants in the Seventh Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive included Council Tool Company, Gerber Plumbing Fixtures, Jergens and KNIPEX Tools. “The Sonnhalter Tool Drive is a rewarding and exciting experience for our team each year,” said Matt Sonnhalter, vision architect at Sonnhalter. “We are very humbled by the generosity of our clients, partners and the community who made it possible for us to give nearly $200,000 in donations over the past seven years to this great organization.” All of the donations that Sonnhalter collected benefited the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. The donated items will be used…read more >

It’s Tool Drive Time!

By Rachel Kerstetter, PR Architect at Sonnhalter It's August! At Sonnhalter, August means Tool Drive! We've just kicked off the Seventh Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive which benefits the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. If you don't already know, Habitat for Humanity does great work for communities, helping improve the lives of individuals and their communities. We've been doing this Tool Drive since 2010 and each year the generosity of our clients, partners, community and friends is absolutely overwhelming. Last year, we were able to collect more than $35,000 worth of donations, which brought the total we've collected since our efforts began back in 2010 to more than $176,000. Hosting an annual tool drive just made sense for us since we work with companies who make products for tradesmen. Everything donated is put to use either building homes or sold at a ReStore location. Everything sold at Habitat's ReStores supports building and rehabilitating homes for people who need them. Be a part of this year's Tool Drive! To find out how to get involved, visit visit Sonnhalter.com/tooldrive or contact me at rkerstetter@sonnhalter.com or 216.242.0420 ext 130.read more >

Sonnhalter Partners with Habitat for Humanity for the Seventh Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive

Help eliminate substandard housing during the month of August by donating extra inventory, demo models, tools and building materials that are no longer needed. CLEVELAND – July 2016 – 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 seventh annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive, during the month of August. Organizations, businesses and manufacturers are encouraged to donate new and gently used tools, as well as cabinets, sinks, building materials and appliances, to the Sonnhalter Tool Drive between Monday, August 1 and Wednesday, 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 $35,000 worth of tools, building materials, appliances and other items, bringing the total to $176,000 donated since our efforts began in 2010,” said Matt Sonnhalter, vision architect at Sonnhalter. “This year, we’re looking forward to working with this generous community, and we encourage businesses to clean out their extra inventory, overstocked materials and demo models, and donate to this very worthy cause.” 8318read more >

Sixth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive Raises More Than $35,000 Worth of Donations for Habitat for Humanity

CLEVELAND – September 2015 – 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 sixth 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 again this year. Since Sonnhalter began its efforts in 2010, it has collected more than $176,000 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 Sixth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive included the Berea Recreation Center, Cuyahoga County Public Library – Berea Branch, Clear Channel Outdoor, Fear’s Confections, Lakeside Supply, offices of Dr. Brian Britt and Dr. Kent Nicklas, Pope’s Catering, Rising Star Coffee Roasters, Samsel Supply, St. Mary of the Falls, Sutton Industrial Hardware, Weekley’s Mailing Service, Welch Packaging, The Wine Spot, Wolff Bros. Supply, Woodhill Supply and many community members. Trades industry participants in the Sixth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive included Council Tool Company, Gerber Plumbing Fixtures, KNIPEX Tools, Madison Electric Products, Nook Industries, Osborn, RIDGID, Viega and Work Area Protection. “The Sonnhalter Tool Drive is a rewarding and exciting experience for our team, especially with this being our first year expanding our efforts into downtown Cleveland,” said Matt Sonnhalter, vision architect at Sonnhalter. “We are very humbled by the generosity of our clients, partners…read more >

Interview with Habitat for Humanity ReStore Manager, Kevin Kelly

Right now we’re in the middle of our annual Tool Drive supporting the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. Since our efforts started in 2010, we’ve found amazing support from our clients, partners, friends and community members. We talked with Kevin Kelly with the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity's new ReStore location to find out more about him, Habitat for Humanity and their Restores. Here’s the conversation: Q. What is your position at Habitat for Humanity? A. Store Manager at our new Eastside location (4601 Northfield Rd, North Randall). Q. What is the Habitat for Humanity Restore? A. Habitat for Humanity Restores are non-profit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used appliances, furniture, building materials and house ware items. We sell to the public at a lower cost than retail. Q. How long have you been with Habitat for Humanity? A. More than three years. I first started as a volunteer for Habitat. Q. What are your responsibilities at the Eastside Restore? A. I manage all aspects of the store including personnel, donations, pricing and sales. Q. Most memorable moment working for Habitat for Humanity? A. The most memorable moment was  a home dedication. Actually seeing a family get their home for the first time that I helped build. Also working with the many volunteers and companies. Q. What's the most unusual donation you've receives? A. The most unusual donation was an X-ray of someone’s broken leg. Q. Most common donations? A. The most common donations are household items, appliances, furniture, knickknacks and  building materials. Q. What’s on the Restore donation wish list? A. Anything and everything. Q. What’s best about working for Habitat for Humanity? A. Being able to affect the community in a positive manner. Q. The Sonnhalter tagline is “Not Afraid to Get Our Hands Dirty." What is your favorite…read more >

August Means Tool Drive!

By Rachel Kerstetter, PR Architect at Sonnhalter It's August! At Sonnhalter, August means Tool Drive! We've just kicked off the Sixth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive which benefits the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. If you don't already know, Habitat for Humanity does great work for communities, helping improve the lives of individuals and their communities. We've been doing this Tool Drive since 2010 and each year the generosity of our clients, partners, community and friends is absolutely overwhelming. Last year, we were able to collect more than $35,000 worth of donations, which brought the total we've collected since our efforts began back in 2010 to more than $141,000. Hosting an annual tool drive just made sense for us when we started since we work with companies who make products for tradesmen. Everything donated is put to use either building homes or at a ReStore location. Everything sold at Habitat's ReStores supports building and rehabilitating homes for people who need them. Be a part of this year's Tool Drive! To find out how to get involved, visit visit Sonnhalter.com/tooldrive or contact me at rkerstetter@sonnhalter.com or 216.242.0420 ext 130.read more >

Sonnhalter Partners with Habitat for Humanity for the Sixth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive

Help eliminate substandard housing during the month of August by donating extra inventory, demo models, tools and building materials that are no longer needed. CLEVELAND – July 2015 – 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 sixth 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 Saturday, August 1 and Monday, 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 $35,000 worth of tools, building materials, appliances and other items, bringing the total to $141,000 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 as we expand our efforts. 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 180 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.…read more >

Fifth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive Results

Fifth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive Raises More Than $35,000 Worth of Donations for Habitat for Humanity 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…read more >

An Interview with Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, John Habat

Right now we’re in the middle of our annual Tool Drive supporting the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. Since our efforts started in 2010, we’ve found amazing support from our clients, partners, friends and community members. We talked with John Habat, executive director of the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity to find out more about him, Habitat for Humanity and their efforts. Here’s the conversation: Q. What is your position at Habitat for Humanity? A. I'm the executive director. Q. How long have you been there? A. 3 years Q. What are your responsibilities at Habitat for Humanity? A. Everything imaginable and some things I never imagined! Q. What’s your most memorable moment working for Habitat for Humanity? A. There are many. But I think if you consider the dedications of our finished houses – these are really special. Happy kids running through their new home, selecting bedrooms, etc. Also, it’s the energy in the air – such a spirit of gratitude permeates and there are tears of joys amongst the family, the volunteers and staff. These are truly special moments. Q. What does Habitat for Humanity need most from the community and businesses that wish to help? A. Volunteers make Habitat happen, and money helps too. We always need volunteers, particularly in the ReStore.   Q. Tell us something that people might not know about Habitat for Humanity. A. It is the fastest growing volunteer movement ever! In under 40 years, 100 million people across the planet have come together to make affordable housing a reality for more than 3 million families. Q. How do tool drives like the Sonnhalter 5th Annual Tool Drive benefit Habitat for Humanity?  A. Our ReStore is a go-to used and new retail store for construction items, and tools top the list of desired products.…read more >