The Lakewood Tool Box

Call the Lakewood Tool Box – 216-521-0655 (ext. 5| View the Tool Inventory | Apply for Membership Online

Location: Housed in a shipping container accessible off of the East Lot of the Screw Factory (13000 Athens Avenue) near the intersection of Athens and Halstead Avenues.

What is the Lakewood Tool Box?: LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach Program proudly presents The Lakewood Tool Box – a tool lending library that offers community members an affordable and educational option for borrowing tools that are essential for completing home repairs to ensure we live in healthy and safe homes.

Here’s what you need to know about LakewoodAlive’s tool-lending library:

Membership: Lakewood Tool Box membership is open to all Lakewood residents, tenants and landlords. Proof of Lakewood residency is required through a valid driver’s license and utility bills.  The membership process is easy and can be completed online or by contacting Matt Clark.  Access the membership application here.

Pricing: The annual membership fee is $30 per resident/tenant and $75 per landlord. Membership benefits include access to all available tools with no fees. Special pricing is available for low-to-moderate income residents.  A refundable deposit is required for tool rental, but will be refunded to the customer upon the return of all rented items in good, clean working order. Pay the membership fee here.

Tool Availability: The Lakewood Tool Box offers more than 60 rentable tools, ranging from standard hand tools to equipment for larger projects. Tool rentals are on a first come, first served basis. View the Tool Inventory here.

Hours of Operation: The Lakewood Tool Box is currently available by appointment only.  Appointments can be made by contacting Matt Clark at 216-521-0655 (ext. 5) or


Lakewood Tool BoxThe Lakewood Tool Box operates as a program that offers home maintenance instructional opportunities, fosters friendships through project collaboration and builds community through our shared time and talents in taking care of the beautiful old homes we love so dearly.

LakewoodAlive thanks the following partners for helping to make the Lakewood Tool Box possible: The City of Lakewood, Cox, Ferry Cap & Set Screw – a Stanley Black and Decker CompanyOmni Lakewood, Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River, and the many supporters of our Lakewood Tool Box crowdfunding initiative.  The Lakewood Tool Box has been dedicated posthumously to Fred Cortright, a great friend to our organization.

For more information regarding The Lakewood Tool Box, including how you can become a “Friend of The Lakewood Tool Box,” contact Matt Clark at 216-521-0655 (ext. 5) or

LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach Program offers a one-stop place for residents, both owner occupants and renters, to gain access to services so they are able to live in healthy and safe housing. The services connect residents with resources to maintain and sustain the community’s historic housing stock and ensure healthy and safe living environments. Through this program we foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods, one home at a time.