The Lakewood Tool Box

Call the Lakewood Tool Box – 216-712-6674 | View the Tool Inventory | Apply for Membership Online

LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach Program proudly announces the opening of 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 new tool-lending library:

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.

Hours of Operation: The Lakewood Tool Box will be open throughout the summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.  (Access the membership application here.)

Pricing: The annual membership fee is $30 per resident/tenant and $75 per landlord. Tools will then be priced for borrowing on a per-item basis. There will also be opportunities to become a “Friend of the Tool Box,” whereby residents can make a tax-deductible donation to the program.

Tool Availability: The Lakewood Tool Box offers approximately 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.)


Lakewood Tool BoxThe Lakewood Tool Box will operate 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, contact Allison Urbanek at 216-521-0655 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.