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50% off items in our courtyard

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Billboard, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Gardening, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

50% off items in our courtyard
Photo by John Lynagh

Courtyard Clearance

This Tuesday – Sunday

On June 25th – 30th, 2019, take 50% off items in our courtyard. The sale includes granite & marble counters, cast iron sinks, modern and vintage tubs, wrought iron, security doors, window bars, and more!

Remember, we offer 5 days of free storage on most bulk items, so if you buy something heavy during the sale, you have a little time to figure out how to get it home.

The courtyard is overflowing with granite and stone countertops, in a big selection of sizes and colors. Great for kitchen counters, bathroom vanities, tops of furniture, and garden walkways

Please note: The sale does not include bricks or masonry, items inside the warehouse, 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 will not be sold.

You might find some beautiful old steps and stone blocks for your garden.
The sale includes cool old cast iron sinks…
And pretty modern sinks too!
Patio furniture is included in the sale
We’ve got tons of iron security bars and fence pieces. They’re also great for trellises in the garden.

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Other sales & events

June Tile Sale

Throughout the month of June, boxes and pallets of tile are 25% off. We’ve got a nice selection of modern textured, metallic, and glass tile! Visit our blog for details.

Rock the ‘Lift

Join us on July 5th for Forklift First Friday!  On the first Friday evening of each summer month, we stay open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live bands, local art, craft beer & wine, a delicious food truck, and activities for kids.

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Every donation and purchase 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 historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

Weekend Sale: Modern & Vintage Furniture

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Weekend Sale:  Modern & Vintage Furniture

40% off

furniture from every era

From 9am to 7pm this Saturday & Sunday (June 22 & 23), take 40% off modern and vintage furniture. Save on tables, dressers, shelves, wardrobes, desks, file cabinets, and more! 

Please note: This flash sale does not include built-in cabinetry like bathroom vanities or kitchen cabinets; mantels; appliances; select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  May not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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Other sales & events

Rock the ‘Lift

Join us on July 5th for Forklift First Friday!  On the first Friday evening of each summer month, we stay open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live bands, local art, craft beer & wine, a delicious food truck, and activities for kids.

June Tile Sale

Throughout the month of June, boxes and pallets of tile are 25% off. We’ve got a nice selection of modern textured, metallic, and glass tile! Visit our blog for details.

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Every donation and purchase 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 historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

Forklift Fans Keep DC Cool!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Billboard, Blog, Community Giving Programs, Donation Development | 0 comments

Forklift Fans Keep DC Cool!

Join the cause to deliver cool, clean air to your neighbors in need!


As the temperatures rise each summer, Community Forklift receives a lot of requests for air conditioning units.

Through our Home Essentials Program, we try our best every year to provide free A/Cs to neighbors in need – but we don’t have enough to meet demand, and our wait list is growing.

We need your help!

In 2018, Community Forklift donated 41 A/C units to 30 area households in need, improving their standard of living. Air conditioning helps combat the high DC temperatures, filters polluted air, and can improve the health and safety of seniors, kids with asthma, or people suffering from lung and heart problems. One A/C unit only costs $125, and can make a world of difference.

Help us up our game!

This summer, we want to help more neighbors in the DC area stay cool. Each donated A/C unit gets tested and cleaned, and processed in Community Forklift’s Reuse Center warehouse. Your donated A/C unit helps those that need it directly, but also provides employment and supports the local green economy. Reuse in action is a life cycle that benefits the whole community!


Here are three ways you can help keep DC cool:

Donate — If you have an A/C unit to give, either drop it off or request a free pick up.

Fund the Cause — Help us purchase a new unit to donate directly to a Home Essentials client.
A donation of $125 will cover the cost of one new window A/C unit.

Spread the Word — Share our A/C campaign with your family, friends, and neighbors.


Being a cool Forklift Fan is a Breeze!

Your act of support, whether it’s a material donation, financial gift, or verbal advocacy, will help our neighbors beat the heat this summer. If everyone chips in, we’ll be able to serve the folks on our growing wait list, and successfully A/C the neighborhood!


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.

Flash Sale! Doors!

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Flash Sale! Doors!

This Tuesday – Sunday (June 18 – 23, 2019), take 50% off on all vintage and modern doors, both interior and exterior, including antique wood panel doors, french doors, oversized doors, bifold doors, louvered doors, security doors, storm doors, screen doors, and doors in frames.

Please note: 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.


DID YOU KNOW THAT WE ALSO SELL ONLINE?

If you can’t make it into the warehouse this week, don’t worry – our online stores are only a click away! On eBay and Community Forklift Marketplace  we offer a broad range of vintage bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and vintage treasures. On Chairish, we offer high-end furniture and architectural items.


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.

Rock the 4th of July weekend at The ‘Lift!

Posted by on Jun 17, 2019 in Billboard, Blog, Events, Forklift First Friday | 0 comments

Rock the 4th of July weekend  at The ‘Lift!

Join us at the warehouse on July 5th for a rockin’ Friday event!
On the first Friday of each month, May through September, we stay open late and bring you live music, local art, funky food trucks, a mystery sale, and a pop-up bar.
This is the real “Forklift After Dark” experience!

When:  Friday, July 5 | 6-8pm
Where:
Community Forklift
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston Maryland 20781
Who: YOU! And your friends, family, kids, neighbors, coworkers, and (friendly, leashed) pets.
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 The Janine Wilson Band

Janine Wilson is back again this year with music that will speak to fans of rock, alt country and all sounds that resonate within the fabric of
classic American music.
She has been honored with 10 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies), including song and album of the year for her third CD, Wakin’ Up, which was recorded in New York City and Philadelphia’s Studio 4 with Grammy Award-winner Phil Nicolo and co-writer/guitarist, Max Evans (Ugly Americans). The Washington Post describes Janine as “poignant and seductive” and Richmond’s Style Weekly says, “…when Wilson digs her heels in and opens up her big voice, it’s best to pay close attention.”


Local Artist Market

While you enjoy the live music and funky atmosphere, peruse our Artist Market where you’ll find:

Slippery Crockery

Caitlin Adams of Slippery Crockery uses reclaimed wooden finds, vintage housewares and driftwood as her canvas for her surprising and unique paint and decoupage creations.

DivinePlanet

Marghi Barnes of DivinePlanet is joining us for the first time this month! She specializes in image jewelry made from recycled wood, resin, and glitter. Live edge and crystal chandeliers. And even public art on occasion!

More artists to be announced soon!
Check back for updates.


Family Fun

Kids will have a blast dancing and exploring; plus make sure to stop at
Rachel Israel’s Signs Wonders and Gifts table for FREE fabulous face painting!


Tasty Treats and Cool Treats

Westray’s Finest Ice Cream

We can certainly get behind the mission of this gourmet ice cream truck: to bring you the finest ice cream available!
Westray’s Finest is made by hand, using ingredients from the Washington, DC region, including Vigilante Coffee and Trickling Springs Creamery. Their flavors range from the classics done right to something for the more adventurous.

Dinner truck will be announced soon.

Please check back for updates.

Pop-Up Bar!

Town Center Market is back for their fourth year in a row, serving up craft beers and wines at their signature Pop-Up Bar!


Need a little mystery in your life?

For 2 hours only, we’ll be running a mystery sale here in the warehouse!
Be on the lookout for our big announcement only a couple of hours before the event starts


Can’t make it this month?

Don’t worry! There are TWO more Forklift First Fridays to catch:
August 2nd
September 6th

For more information about our events, check out our calendar or subscribe to our blog for regular updates.
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You can also shop with us any time on the Community Forklift Marketplace, Ebay, and Chairish!

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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.

Weekend Fastener Sale

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Weekend Fastener Sale

50% off fasteners

Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16: Take half off the orange price tags on bagged and boxed fasteners, including nails, screws, staples, and bolts.  

Sale does not include items that are not in packages; cabinet or door hardware; parts from HVAC, plumbing, electrical or other departments; or items sold online.

Flash sales do not include consignment products, select specialty items 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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Remember, every time you donate or shop at the ‘Lift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse. Community Forklift turns the construction waste stream into a resource stream – by keeping perfectly good stuff out of the landfill, preserving historic materials, providing low-cost building supplies, supporting neighbors in need, and creating green jobs and economic opportunities.

Christmas in April 2019

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Non-profit partners, Our Partners | 0 comments

Christmas in April 2019

We’re excited to share that our partner, Christmas in April of Prince George’s County, repaired 80 homes with the help of 3,200 volunteers this past April – making it its 31st consecutive year of successfully helping neighbors in need!

This past April, volunteers all over Prince George’s County did their part by revamping homes.

Christmas in April is a volunteer organization that does FREE repairs for low-income and/or physically challenged senior citizens living in Prince George’s County. Every year, volunteers get together on the last Saturday in April to partake in a one-day repair effort. These repairs help individuals live independently in their homes and are essential to our county because they ultimately contribute to preserving and revitalizing communities.

For the past 31 years, Christmas in April has repaired 2,744 homes with the help of over 93,900 volunteers. An estimated $49.7 million worth of free labor has gone toward serving our friends, family, and neighbors in Prince George’s county.

Community Forklift has been a proud partner of Christmas in April since 2011. Through our Community Building Blocks program, we’ve been able to offer their organization free appliances, building materials, hardware, and other supplies for their community projects and homes.

Learn more about their efforts and successes on their website. And remember, every time you shop or donate to Community Forklift, you’re partnering with us in our work to support our local community, revitalize our neighborhoods, care for the environment, and champion amazing projects like Christmas in April!

Brighten Up Your Week with a Lighting Flash Sale

Posted by on Jun 10, 2019 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Brighten Up Your Week with a Lighting Flash Sale

6 Day Sale!
50% Off Modern & Vintage Lights
June 11 – 16, 2019

This week, take 50% off the marked price on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers.

Sale includes glass shades and globes, overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, outdoor lighting, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps from every era.

Please note:  Sale does not include ceiling fans, other light parts, or electrical supplies. Flash sales do not include consignment products, select specialty items 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.

Weekend sale: kitchen cabinets are 50% off!

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019 in Blog, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Weekend sale:  kitchen cabinets are 50% off!

Kitchen Cabinets are half off

this Saturday & Sunday!

From 9am – 7pm on June 8th & 9th, take 50% off the orange and blue tags on kitchen cabinet sets, single kitchen cabinets, and cabinet doors.

Remember, we offer 5 days of free storage for most bulky items – so if you buy a set during the sale, you’ll have time to rent a truck to pick your cabinets up.

Please note: Sale does not include bathroom or living room cabinets; work benches or tool stands; select vintage cabinets or specialty items; items from our consignment partners, or items listed online.

Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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Remember, every time you donate or shop at the ‘Lift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse. Community Forklift turns the construction waste stream into a resource stream – by keeping perfectly good stuff out of the landfill, preserving historic materials, providing low-cost building supplies, supporting neighbors in need, and creating green jobs and economic opportunities.

Storewide Sale tonight during the party

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Community Happenings, Community Happenings, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, News, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Storewide Sale tonight during the party

Tonight during Forklift First Friday,

almost everything is 25% off!

From 6pm – 8pm tonight, June 7th, save on furniture from every era, architectural salvage, tile, appliances, kitchen cabinets, lighting, granite counters, tools, hardware, doors, windows, flooring, bathroom fixtures, items in our courtyard, and much more!

Please note: This flash sale does not include lumber, bricks and masonry, select specialty items, items listed online, or items from our consignment partners such as Treinarncation raw-edge slabs or Alco Appliances. 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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Remember, every time you donate or shop at the ‘Lift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse. Community Forklift turns the construction waste stream into a resource stream – by keeping perfectly good stuff out of the landfill, preserving historic materials, providing low-cost building supplies, supporting neighbors in need, and creating green jobs and economic opportunities.

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Can’t come tonight?

Visit us this Saturday or Sunday!

We’re located in such a cool neighborhood that you should really come see us, then enjoy the rest of the day nearby.

Our friends at Route One Fun have put together a weekend guide of all the fun stuff happening near Community Forklift – check it out! They also publish a Kids Weekend Guide chock full of activities for families.

Kids can make a windsock at Spring Fest this weekend! (Thanks to Route One Fun for the photo)

We’re especially excited about the first-ever Trolley Trail Day in spots along the hiking-and-biking trail in Hyattsville, Riverdale Park and College Park . The Hyattsville Wire has info about the breakfast ride, the Ale Ride, the edible plant & mushroom walk, the scavenger hunt, and so much more: Why Route 1’s Trolley Trail Day is a Big Deal