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Holiday Weekend Sale: 40% off storewide!

Posted by on Jan 17, 2020 in Billboard, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Holidays and Long Weekends, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Holiday Weekend Sale: 40% off storewide!

To celebrate the long weekend, we’re throwing a 40% OFF STOREWIDE flash sale!

On Saturday, Sunday, AND Monday, January 18 – 20, almost everything in the warehouse is on sale.
Take 40% off modern AND vintage items, including tile, furniture, appliances, windows, shutters, doors, mantels, sinks, light fixtures, architectural salvage, and much, much more!

We’ll be open from 9 am-7 pm each day of the sale, but keep in mind: our checkout line gets very long at the end of a big sale.  So don’t wait until late on Monday afternoon to visit us!!! (Also, please note that you must arrive before 6:30 pm if you are dropping off a donation or loading a bulky purchase.)

If you can’t make it out to see us, check out our eBay, Marketplace, and Chairish stores for some great finds!

Note: sale does not include lumber, masonry, select specialty items, items sold online, or items from our consignment partners.  Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  May not be combined with other sales.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

Flash Sale: Save 25% on Tile

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020 in Billboard, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Flash Sale: Save 25% on Tile

Tile is 25% off

January 15 – 17, 2020

We’ve got an aisle full of surplus tiles in beautiful colors and styles — and they’re all on sale! This Wednesday through Friday, take 25% off the marked prices on wall and floor tile. This includes ceramic, porcelain, stone, terracotta, vinyl, and glass tile!

Note: The tile sale only applies to bundles and boxes of tile, not loose pieces. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Sale does not include other types of flooring or furniture, roof tile, wood tile, select specialty items, items listed online, or items from our consignment partners. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales. 

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January Sale: Save 25% on Appliances

For the entire month of January, take 25% off appliances with orange and blue tags, including dishwashers, ranges and cooktops, refrigerators, microwaves, stove hoods, wall ovens, wash machines, and dryers. The sale includes both modern and vintage appliances. If you’ll need time to rent a truck or hire help, remember that you may store bulky items for free for up to 5 days after purchase. Also, we offer a 3-week return policy on most Forklift appliances.

Note: This sale does NOT include appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, items listed online, or select specialty items. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

Driving the community forward with safe and beautiful bus stops

Posted by on Jan 9, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Driving the community forward with safe and beautiful bus stops

We have some great news about Community Building Blocks grant recipient Erin Cassell. Erin, owner of tie-dye studio Roll Up N Dye, started an initiative 2 years ago to raise awareness about the need for safe public transportation. She recently shared that her bus stop project was completed and featured in the Washington Post! Congrats, Erin!

No one should have to walk or stand 3 feet away from trucks speeding by at 50 miles per hour.” -Erin


The project got its start when Erin noticed that people waiting for the bus were exposed to bad weather conditions because most of the bus stops along Route 1 in Elkridge, MD, didn’t have any sort of shelter. According to Erin, only three out of twenty-five stops were sheltered. And to add to her concern, she noticed that many of these bus stops were unsafe, inaccessible, and lacked proper street infrastructure, such as a sidewalk, to get to each stop.

Her observations led her to submit a video to the Changemaker Challenge, a contest focused on presenting innovative ideas for social change in Howard County. Erin was one of four contestants that won the competition in 2017 and received funding for their community project. In addition to the grant that Erin received from the challenge, she made great use of our Community Building Blocks (CBB) Program and received a large donation of red glass garden stones and stained glass pieces. Eileen Gillan, a mosaic artist that Erin hired to help with the project, came down to our warehouse to select the stained glass pieces. Materials were then used on a long mosaic panel that reads, “Welcome! Everybody!” Eileen also instructed students from Maryland International School in Elkridge who participated with the creation of the mosaic work that’s seen on the Little Free Library that sits inside the bus shelter.

Thank you soooo much for being supportive of this project. It is an honor to be partnered with Community Forklift!” – Erin

We are proud to have been able to support such a meaningful project through our CBB program. Visit the Washington Post article to learn more about the bus stop shelter and how it has begun to impact bus riders.

Community Forklift is taking ‘The Plunge’

Posted by on Jan 8, 2020 in Billboard, Blog | 0 comments

Community Forklift is taking ‘The Plunge’

Our work doesn’t just happen in the warehouse.  Every January, Forklift staffers, customers, and volunteers join the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) for their Polar Bear Plunge at National Harbor. It is CCAN’s biggest fundraising event, powering victories to move our region off of fossil fuels and to clean energy.

CCAN’s work has a direct impact on our region, and we’re excited that they’ve celebrated a major victory: the Maryland General Assembly gave final approval to the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which will transform the way electricity is used in the state, making roof-top solar power and utility-scale solar common forms of generation in the coming years. It will also further kickstart the state’s offshore wind industry.

Thanks to CCAN, the green economy is growing!  This is our seventh year supporting their work, and proving our commitment to fighting climate change by running into the icy Potomac River at National Harbor with activists from across the region. It’s cold, it’s wet, and it’s a GREAT TIME!

Start your year out right by supporting our plunge

Here’s how:

DONATE:  CCAN asks plungers to each set a goal to raise $350 or more. Why 350? 350ppm is the level of carbon scientists say we must return to in order to keep winter cold. The Forklift Freezers have set themselves a lofty team goal of raising over $1,000 this year (and if we make our goal, the Forklift receives part of the proceeds for our work to create green jobs and reduce pollution!). If you’d like to support our icy recklessness, please donate to one of our plungers on the Forklift Freezers Team Page.  Your tax-deductible donation to CCAN promotes policies that keep fossil fuels in the ground and advance clean energy in Maryland, DC, and Virginia.

JOIN THE TEAM We’re always looking for more fools … er, Salvage Superheroes … to plunge along with us.  To become a Forklift Freezer, all you have to do is sign up and join our team online. Then start fundraising! If you join the team, please email Events(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org so that we can include you in our plans and make sure you get all the insider details.

WHEN: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11am (check-in for Plungers opens at 10)
WHERE: National Plaza, National Harbor, MD
CCAN’s Polar Bear Plunge website
Forklift Freezers Team page

Forklifter Josh Bombeck at the 2014 Plunge.  He was a mentor, a good friend, and a skilled craftsman, and he was a strong advocate for reusing historic materials, helping the community, and protecting the environment. Josh loved us and we loved him.  We fund raise and plunge in his memory every year.  

Save 40% on Doors and Stone Counter Tops

Posted by on Jan 7, 2020 in Antiques & Vintage, Billboard, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Save 40% on Doors and Stone Counter Tops

This Wednesday through Sunday

Doors and Stone Counter Tops are 40% off!

January 8 – 12, 2020, take 40% off the marked prices on modern and vintage doors. This includes interior and exterior doors, antique wood panel doors, french doors, oversized doors, bifold doors, louvered doors, security doors, storm doors, screen doors, and doors in frames.

Also save 40% on granite and marble countertop pieces. We have a large selection of colors and sizes in our courtyard, so come take a look for the perfect piece for your next project. Visit our non-profit reuse warehouse any day between 9 am and 7 pm and save!

Note: this flash sale does not include doors with stained glass, pebbled glass, or other specialty glass. It does not include tile, counter tops inside the warehouse, vanity sets, decorative stone pieces like fire surrounds or balustrades, pavers, or other masonry. Flash sales do not include select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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January Sale: Save 25% on Appliances

For the entire month of January, take 25% off appliances with orange and blue tags, including dishwashers, ranges and cooktops, refrigerators, microwaves, stove hoods, wall ovens, wash machines, and dryers. The sale includes both modern and vintage appliances. If you’ll need time to rent a truck or hire help, remember that you may store bulky items for free for up to 5 days after purchase.  Also, we offer a 3-week return policy on most Forklift appliances.

Please note: This sale does NOT include appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, items listed online, or select specialty items. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 



Flash Sale: 50% Off Lighting

Posted by on Jan 1, 2020 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Flash Sale: 50% Off Lighting

Save 50% on Modern and Vintage Lighting

This Thursday, January 2, through Sunday, January 5, take 50% off the blue and orange price tags on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers. The sale includes glass shades and globes, overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, outdoor lighting, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps.

Please note:  This sale does not include light parts or electrical supplies. Flash sales do not include select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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January Sale: Save 25% on Appliances

For the entire month of January, take 25% off appliances with orange and blue tags, including dishwashers, ranges and cooktops, refrigerators, microwaves, stove hoods, wall ovens, wash machines, and dryers. The sale includes both modern and vintage appliances. If you’ll need time to rent a truck or hire help, remember that you may store bulky items for free for up to 5 days after purchase. Also, we offer a 3-week return policy on most Forklift appliances.

Please note: This sale does NOT include appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, items listed online, or select specialty items. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

January Sale: 25% off Appliances

Posted by on Dec 31, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Billboard, Blog, Monthly Sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

January Sale: 25% off Appliances

January Sale

Save 25% on Appliances

For the entire month of January, take 25% off appliances with orange and blue tags, including dishwashers, ranges and cooktops, refrigerators, microwaves, stove hoods, wall ovens, wash machines, and dryers. The sale includes both modern and vintage appliances.

If you’ll need time to rent a truck or hire help, remember that you may store bulky items for free for up to 5 days after purchase.  Also, we offer a 3-week return policy on most Forklift appliances.

Please note: This sale does NOT include appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, items listed online, or select specialty items. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

Holiday Hours

Posted by on Dec 31, 2019 in Blog, Holidays and Long Weekends | 0 comments

Holiday Hours

Thank you for a wonderful 2019!

Together this year we reused 3,940 doors; 57,690 linear feet of lumber; 1,318 appliances; 1,033 sinks; and 132 radiators; and provided even more materials to community groups and neighbors in need. We’re so grateful to be a part of this community!

Holiday Hours
December 31: 9 am – 3 pm
January 1: CLOSED
January 2: Resume regular hours, 9 am – 7 pm

Happy New Year!

Last Chance for a 2019 Tax Credit!

Posted by on Dec 30, 2019 in Blog, Fundraising | 0 comments

Last Chance for a 2019 Tax Credit!

With the new year approaching, now is your last chance to take advantage of Maryland’s Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) in 2019!

If you live in Maryland and donate at least $500, your giving dollars will have an even greater impact when invested in your local reuse warehouse. The CITC program rewards Maryland taxpayers who donate to nonprofits serving local communities. A smart gift gives you a tax credit and more bang for your buck.
The more you donate, the more you save!

$500 financial gift = $250 tax credit
$500 material gift = $250 tax credit*
$1,000 financial gift = $500 tax credit
$1,000 material gift = $500 tax credit*
*Material gifts must have an original purchase receipt or an appraisal

We must be in receipt of your financial donation in the 2019 fiscal year (before January 1st) in order for you to qualify for the 2019 tax credit. But don’t let that stop you from donating next year! If you donate in January, you’ll get a 2020 tax credit.

DONATE

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Every donation and purchase, large and small, helps us lift up local communities through reuse.  Community Forklift turns the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historic materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.

William Wirt Middle School Builds a Washroom

Posted by on Dec 26, 2019 in Billboard, Blog, Community Giving Programs, Community Happenings, Forklifter Profiles, Non-profit partners, Our Partners | 0 comments

William Wirt Middle School Builds a Washroom

During this cold winter season, we wanted to share a heartwarming story about a group of teachers and staff at Prince George’s County’s William Wirt Middle School who were empowered to address the needs of their students by creating a school laundry room.

Resource teacher Monica says that the school is Title 1 school in which 92% of its students receive free or reduced lunches. Students are required to wear uniforms and many of them come to school in unclean uniforms because they lack the means to regularly wash their clothes. In the hopes of helping these students, Monica and a group of teachers and staff wanted to create a laundry room with fresh paint, shelving, and folding areas to make the space usable and welcoming for families.

While on a tight schedule to complete the project, the group applied for a grant through Community Forklift’s Community Building Blocks (CBB) Program, which distributes free building materials for projects that serve the greater community. Community Forklift provided William Wirt Middle School with free furniture pieces, laundry items such as ironing boards and drying racks, and paint.

We are ecstatic to hear that our neighbors at William Wirt have completed the project! They now have their very own laundry room providing for the needs of its 1,200 students and their families. According to Monica:

[W]e would never have been able to prep the space without this grant. So, again I cannot begin to thank you all.

We loved hearing how our CBB program helped Monica and the other activists at William Wirt lift up their community.

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Community Forklift is so grateful to be a part of this community! As we close out 2019, remember that you can make an end-of-year financial donation at CommunityForklift.org. Every financial gift, large or small, helps us fulfill our mission. Community Forklift is a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation and donations are tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.