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Weekend Flash Sale – Furniture

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Billboard, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Weekend Flash Sale – Furniture

Visit the Forklift this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, 2018, and take

40% off furniture!

During the flash sale, this mid century modern desk could be yours for $117 instead of $195

The flash sale includes modern AND vintage tables, chairs, dressers, desks, bookshelves, and much more!

Please note: This sale does not include built-in shelving or cabinetry, kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, mantels, wall art or other home decor. Flash sales do not apply to select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items sold online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

This vintage Browne Morse Co. filing cabinet is only $59 this weekend

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Can’t make it into the warehouse? Shop with us online!

Did you know that we also sell items online? All proceeds help us continue to lift up local communities through reuse. Find vintage decor, bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and more in our eBay store; vintage hardware and decor in our Etsy store; and high-end furniture in our Chairish store.

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Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.

Midweek Flash Sale – Doors!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Midweek Flash Sale – Doors!

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, April 17 – 19, 2018

50% OFF DOORS

Take half off all doors, both modern and vintage.  The sale includes interior and exterior doors, including antique wood panel doors, oversized doors, modern doors, French doors, bifold doors, louvered, security doors, storm doors and screen doors.

Please note: Monthly sales do NOT include select specialty items, items from our consignment vendors, or items sold online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  Monthly sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Help Hyattsville’s Girl Scouts build a “Little Free Pantry”

Posted by on Apr 14, 2018 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Community Happenings, Fundraising, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, Our Partners | 0 comments

Help Hyattsville’s Girl Scouts build a “Little Free Pantry”

Girl Scout Troop 6899 invites you to Do Good with Burritos!

Hi Forklift Fans!

Did you know you can ‘Do Good with Burritos’? This coming Monday, our local Chipotle will be donating a portion of their proceeds to a project that is near and dear to Forklift’s heart. Girl Scout Troop 6899 is creating a “Little Free Pantry” to serve the city of Hyattsville. They were inspired by the “Little Free Libraries” that have been popping up all over, but their structure will hold nonperishable food items for those in need.

The Girl Scouts reached out to the Forklift for support with their pantry project, and were awarded a Community Building Blocks grant to get free materials from our warehouse. They were able to find a cabinet and some paint, and are currently in the process of converting these materials into Hyattsville’s very own “Little Free Pantry.”

This salvaged cabinet from Forklift will be turned into a Little Free Pantry.

Here’s how you can help: 

You can support the cause by attending the fundraiser on Monday, April 16 between 4:00-8:00pm at the Chipotle located at 5501 Baltimore Avenue Suite 101 in Hyattsville, MD. All you have to do is bring in the flyer below, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause, and 50% of your purchase will go to Girl Scout Troop 6899. Proceeds will go toward stocking the pantry for the first 6 months it’s up.

We can’t wait to see the finished product!

Weekend Flash Sale – Appliances!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

This weekend at the Forklift, Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15, 2018, take

40% off appliances!

This KitchenAid fridge, normally $275, is only $165 this weekend.

The sale includes modern AND vintage appliances including washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, ovens, fridges, and microwaves with blue or orange tags.  We usually have a variety of basic, high-end, and some commercial appliances.

This stackable washer/dryer is discounted from $425 to $255 during the sale.

Please note:  This sale does NOT include water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, items listed on eBay or Etsy, appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, select specialty items, or items with missing or damaged price tags. May not be combined with other sales.

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Can’t make it into the warehouse? Shop with us online!

Did you know that we also sell items online? All proceeds help us continue to lift up local communities through reuse. Find vintage decor, bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and more in our eBay store; vintage hardware and decor in our Etsy store; and high-end furniture in our Chairish store.

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Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.

Forklift Partner Profile: Yachad

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Community Happenings, News, Non-profit partners | 0 comments

Hi Forklift fans,

We’re excited to share that we’ve expanded our partnership with Yachad, one of our nonprofit partners and Community Building Blocks (CBB) grant recipients, by helping them deliver appliances!

Forklifters Neo and Chris bringing a donated fridge into the home of a Yachad program participant.

Yachad is a nonprofit organization that provides home repair services to low income homeowners in Washington, DC and parts of Prince George’s County. The organization’s name comes from the Hebrew word meaning ‘together,’ and refers to its mission of bringing communities together by preserving homes and revitalizing neighborhoods.

For 28 years, Yachad has helped families preserve and raise the value of their homes. By working together with homeowners, houses of worship, and other nonprofits, they’re able to preserve and repair housing for long-time homeowners, who are typically providing housing for multiple generations of family members.

A Yachad volunteer performing free home repairs.

Audrey Lyon, Executive Director of the program, said that “Yachad’s work allows families to stay in their homes, building greater wealth within their homes.” This aspect of their mission resonates with us at the Forklift, because in addition to providing more stability for homeowners, the ability to remain living in a well-kept home has positive environmental ramifications. As anyone who’s had a tour of the Forklift has probably heard, 70% of the environmental harm generated in the life cycle of a building occurs during the initial extraction of materials, meaning that preserving existing homes is always greener than starting from scratch.

Through their Single Family Home Repair Program, Yachad brings professional contractors and volunteers into homes to perform maintenance and repairs (such as electrical, plumbing, roofing, drywall, painting, etc.). They often provide appliances as well, which is where Community Forklift comes in! Through our CBB grant program, Yachad has received appliances, building materials, and other household items, which they then distribute to local low-income homeowners.

Yachad volunteers donating time and skills to improve the value of member homes.

“Each house Yachad works on is like a puzzle with many different pieces,” Audrey said. “Community Forklift is a significant part of this puzzle by providing appliances and building materials that help to keep costs down. Not only are we recycling usable appliances but we’re also keeping costs down which means we can do more for more families. There’s nothing like seeing the joy of a homeowner receiving a new stove or refrigerator after not having one for months. Our partnership makes this possible.”

One Saturday in March 2018, the Forklift donated more than materials to support Yachad’s generous work – three of our staffers took one of our box trucks to deliver appliances to the homes of several Yachad recipients.

Forklifter Neo installing a donated fridge.

One of these homeowners heard about the Single Family Home Repair Program from her job at the Department of Social Services, where she finds resources for seniors and disabled adults in Prince George’s County and likes to check references for the services, or simply try them out herself. When she found out about Yachad, she knew that she would be eligible due to issues in her own home, so she applied for the program and was able to receive free repairs and a refrigerator delivered to her home in Capitol Heights, Maryland.

Looking forward, we hope to continue to support Yachad’s good work for the community. We get so much joy from being able to support our neighbor nonprofits through programs like CBB. As Audrey said, “we are better ‘together.'”

Around Town: News from our partners

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Blog, Community Happenings, Community Happenings, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Non-profit partners, Sales | 0 comments

Forklift materials hit the stage this month at Barefoot in the Park

Hi Forklift Fans,

We’re happy to share the exciting news that Twin Beach Players, one of our nonprofit partners, is premiering their production of Barefoot in the Park this Friday, April 13th. The play, written by Neil Simon, will be running at the Boys & Girls Club performance venue in North Beach, Maryland until April 22nd.

Twin Beach Players is a nonprofit community theater, offering workshops (on creativity, improvisation, writing, and tech) and productions to artists and audiences within the Chesapeake Beach area.

As a recipient of our Community Building Blocks grant, members of Twin Beach Players were able to find materials and furniture for their stage set at the Forklift last week, including a vintage stove, farm sink, and metal cabinet.

If you check out the production, see if you can spot their Forklift finds! Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 3:00 pm. Tickets are available here.

We hope they break a leg!

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Early Bird Special for Environmental
Racism Panel

We’d like to share the news of an upcoming panel with local activists and experts discussing Environmental Racism: How we got here and what’s at stake today in the District and Prince George’s. The event will take place from 2:30 – 4:00 pm on April 22nd, 2018 at the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, a great resource located just 5 minutes from the Forklift in North Brentwood, Maryland.

The event will be a panel discussion with Dr. Sacoby Wilson, Associate Professor at the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, and Ms. Kari Fulton, a nationally recognized environmental reporter and now an activist and organizer on environmental justice issues in Prince George’s County and D.C.

Through Monday, April 16th, the organizers (Prince George’s County Maryland Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice) are offering an early bird special to lock in the 15 registrations needed to ensure the event takes place. Get your ticket today to support a valuable local resource and learn about local racial justice history and evolution of current issues in our county. We hope to see you there!

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And don’t forget…save 40% on
courtyard clearance!

Today and tomorrow, April 11th & 12th, 2018, modern and vintage courtyard items, including masonry & bricks, granite & marble counters, cast iron sinks, vintage and clawfoot bathtubs, wrought iron, security doors, window bars, and more are 40% off.

Please note: The sale does not include lumber or items inside the store, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions. Items with missing or damaged price tags may not be sold.

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Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.

Midweek Flash Sale – Courtyard Clearance!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Courtyard Clearance:  

Save 40%

Take 40% off blue and orange price tags of courtyard items, including cast iron sinks, vintage and clawfoot bathtubs, granite & marble counters, wrought iron, security doors, window bars, and more.

Masonry and bricks rarely go on sale – but yes, they’re included in the Courtyard Clearance!

Please note: The sale does not include lumber or items inside the store, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions. Items with missing or damaged price tags may not be sold.

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Can’t make it into the warehouse? Shop with us online!

Did you know that we also sell items online? All proceeds help us continue to lift up local communities through reuse. Find vintage decor, bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and more in our eBay store; vintage hardware and decor in our Etsy store; and high-end furniture in our Chairish store.

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Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.

First Fridays are Back

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Billboard, Blog, Community Happenings, Events, Forklift First Friday, News | 0 comments

First Fridays are Back

 On May 4th, join us to kick off the 2018
First Friday season
!

 

On the first Friday of each month (May-September), we stay open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live music, local art, delicious local food, and craft beer & wine!

 

Photo courtesy of Route One Fun

When:  Friday, May 4th, 6pm-8pm
Where:
Community Forklift – 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781
(5 min. outside NE DC in the Port Towns neighborhood, near Hyattsville)
Who: YOU! And your friends, family, kids, neighbors, coworkers, and (friendly, leashed) dogs.
Cost: Free to attend – But you can support your local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares
and tipping the band.

FEATURING:

Live music from returning Forklift favorite The Vico Cycle

The Vico Cycle is a group of like-minded musicians based in the Washington, DC metro area who have come together to blend rock, funk, blues, soul, and hip-hop into a lively fusion of raw sound.
Expect the unexpected…

 

A Big Mystery Salvage Sale!

We’ll have an extra special 2-hour sale during the event. We will announce the details online a few hours before the party begins.

 

Dinner from a local food truck

 

Details to come!  

 

Sweet Treats from Pink Confetti

Pink Confetti is a home-based business which offers uniquely designed cakes for all occasions. Their elegant wedding cakes, customized cakes, cupcakes, cookies, dairy-free treats, and desserts are made from scratch by the owner and chef Nicole Williams, who passionately turns creative visions into a velvety-sweet reality. “We love to share our flair, creating the most delicious and visually appealing sweets.”

 

Free Face Painting by Signs, Wonders, & Gifts

Turn your face into a work of art!

Local Artist Market

Delia Mychajluk considers her art “an expression of thoughts and feelings about what I consider the ‘essentials’ of things, i.e., life/death, growth, and the boundaries between the physical/spiritual worlds. Connections between people and animals and people and the world of nature are also explored. Some of my images come directly from dreams. I do not confine myself to a single medium and I create both two and three-dimensional pieces of art.” She’ll be selling oil paintings, polymer clay earrings, mixed media art pieces, and notecards.

 

Denise Marie Painting is a cooperative art business between Denise Marie, who produces oil paintings, photography, prints and note cards and Richard Brown (Riccardo), who produces, wood sculpture, silver, bronze and copper jewelry.

 

Marie-B Cilia De Amicis considers herself not an artist, nor a photographer, but rather “just a ‘button pusher’ who tries to capture the evanescence of the light and the bliss of the moment.” She brings an artist’s eye to subjects as varied as urban landscapes, intricate floral compositions and different ethnic groups. Many of her photos have been gathered on trips to over 60 countries in six continents, and reflect her southern Mediterranean style. She will be here with a variety of items: photographic prints on paper, metal and Plexiglas; sun catchers; wine charms; and more!

 

Tish Murphy, of Details by Tish, makes jewelry from recycled materials like found sea glass, coins, and quartz. “I rebirth costume jewelry rescued from broken or discarded items. The hats and bags that I sell are previously owned but in like-new condition and embellished in some way.” Her collections are chakra and yoga inspired.

 

3 Peas Handmade Soaps will be here with their bath and body products. Whatever your preference: lathery organic soaps, creative glycerin soaps, aromatic bath bombs or creamy body butters, they have something for everyone! What originally was a hobby, has now grown into a small family business comprised of a mom and her triplets.

 

 

And a Pop-Up Bar

Town Center Market is back again, bringing an exciting selection of craft beers and wine to
the ‘Lift each month!

 

 

 Can’t make it?

Don’t worry! There are 4 more you can catch. For more information, check out our events schedule or subscribe to our blog for regular event updates. You can also shop with us anytime on Ebay, Etsy, and Chairish!

Weekend Flash Sale – Furniture!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

This Saturday and Sunday, April 7th and 8th, 2018,

Take 40% off Furniture

This mid century modern china cabinet or dry bar is down from $585 to $351 this weekend.

The flash sale includes modern AND vintage tables, chairs, dressers, desks, bookshelves, and much more!

Please note: This sale does not include built-in shelving or cabinetry, kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, mantels, wall art or other home decor. Flash sales do not apply to select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items sold online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

***

Can’t make it into the warehouse? Shop with us online!

Did you know that we also sell items online? All proceeds help us continue to lift up local communities through reuse. Find vintage decor, bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and more in our eBay store; vintage hardware and decor in our Etsy store; and high-end furniture in our Chairish store.

***

Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.

Midweek Flash Sale – Appliances!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Midweek Flash Sale – Appliances!

This Wednesday and Thursday, April 4th and 5th, 2018…

Take 25% off appliances!

The sale includes modern AND vintage appliances including washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, ovens, fridges, and microwaves with blue or orange tags.  We usually have a variety of basic, high-end, and some commercial appliances.

This stainless steel 6-burner range is down to $337.50 from $450 during the flash sale

Please note:  This sale does NOT include water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, items listed on eBay or Etsy, appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, select specialty items, or items with missing or damaged price tags. May not be combined with other sales.

***

Can’t make it into the warehouse? Shop with us online!

Did you know that we also sell items online? All proceeds help us continue to lift up local communities through reuse. Find vintage decor, bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and more in our eBay store; vintage hardware and decor in our Etsy store; and high-end furniture in our Chairish store.

***

Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.