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An auxiliary handle attachment for efficiently decreasing or eliminating the requirement to bend over and cause strain upon ones back when using a long-handled tool, such as a shovel, broom, rake, or the like. The auxiliary handle attachment generally includes a mounting structure having a first channel member including a first channel and a second channel member including a second channel aligned with the first channel, an auxiliary shaft extending upwardly from the mounting structure, and an auxiliary handle extending from the shaft. The mounting structure is adapted to attach to the shaft or handle of the tool by collectively receiving the shaft from an upper side of the first channel opposite the first channel member and a lower side of the second channel opposite the second channel member. Various fastening members and grips may also be used to secure the shaft within the channel members of the mounting structure.