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Seeking a Career Development and Outreach Specialist

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Blog, Community Happenings, News, Non-profit partners, Our Partners | 0 comments

One of our awesome partners is now hiring!  End Time Harvest Ministry is a local nonprofit that empowers youth and families in our community.  We’ve collaborated in many ways over the years (for example, they send smart young interns to the Forklift each summer).

Do you know anyone who would enjoy working with local youth?  

Please share this job announcement:

End Time Harvest Ministries – Career Development & Outreach Specialist $45,000 – $55,000

If you are a:

  1. Mature and energetic professional;
  2. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) speaker; and
  3. Desire to work full-time helping students to achieve their academic, career and health goals,

then you should apply for this position by contacting End Time Harvest Ministries (ETHM) at (301) 220-4333 during working hours and by sending your resume to Info@ethm.org. Please visit us at www.ethm.org

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicant must have at least 3 years of community-based youth development & education experience; have demonstrated that he/she is capable of multi-tasking effectively; work well with diverse cultures; and have helped to establish career & college programs for middle and/or high school students. Experience could have been acquired by directing a career and college readiness program as a professional middle or high school educator or as a youth mentoring program director, etc. A bachelor’s degree in education, social work, public administration, or some related field of study is required. Applicant must pay attention to details, proof read work efficiently, be proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Power Point, possess proficient social media skills, and speak and write English and Spanish effectively. Applicant must possess own transportation (a car).

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  1.  Enrolls students into ETHM’s Pathways to Career Success / Wellness Ambassador Leadership Program
  2. Administers career and other program assessments
  3. Advises students (with parents) regarding students’ academic, career, and health goals
  4. Helps students develop their Individual Career Development Plans
  5. Coordinates and conducts job readiness training
  6. Recruits and places students to work with businesses for summer internships
  7. Coordinates outreach activities
  8. Establishes good relationships with businesses and stakeholders
  9. Assists students with SAT registrations, college, and scholarship applications
  10. Helps students prepare their resumes
  11. Maintains student and program files
  12. Coordinates college/career prep with school counselors and outside contractors
  13. Coordinates community outreach activities/events
  14. Provides administrative support for all organizational programs
  15. Prepares student and other progress data and narrative reports
  16. Tracks student data and compiles program evaluations and tests

Background clearance required:  Applicant must have received a background clearance by the Prince George’s County Public School System that includes criminal background and sex offender registry checks. Applicant pays this expense.

Please visit us online at www.ethm.org

Just a few days left to vote! Please help us win Best Green Business of 2017

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Blog, Community Happenings, general, Green Living, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Just a few days left to vote!  Please help us win Best Green Business of 2017

Dear Forklift Fans – We’re in the running for “Best Green Business” in the City Paper’s 2017 contest!  If we win, it means valuable free publicity for our nonprofit program!  City Paper readers have awarded a “Best of DC” title to us every year since 2010.  Each year when the winners are announced in the paper, the phones start ringing because a ton of new people find out about us.  So please help us win it again!

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As more homeowners & contractors learn about us, 

more of them will donate, more materials will be kept out of the landfill, more folks can afford repairs, and we’ll be able to create more green jobs.  And of course…

you’ll find more fun stuff here in the store!

We’re so grateful for your support!  The contest ends on March 5th, and we’ll find out in April if we win.
Thanks very much,
The Forklifters

 

March 2017 Sales

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Billboard, Blog, Monthly Sales, Sales | 0 comments

March 2017 Sales

50% off Modern & Antique Lighting

Throughout March, take half off the orange & blue price tags on lights, shades, & bulbs.  We’ve got a wide variety of periods and styles.  Sale includes a large variety of chandeliers, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, patio lights, lamps, ceiling fans with lights, and fluorescent fixtures!  Sale does not include other light parts or electrical supplies, ceiling fans without lights, or white-tag items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner.

50% off Fireplace Accessories & HVAC Materials

This month, take half off the orange and blue tags on:

·        Radiators

·        Radiator covers

·        Fireplace tools & andirons

·        Fireplace screens

·        Fireplace inserts

·        Vents & Register covers

·        Heating & cooling equipment

·        Insulation & ductwork

Sale does not include water heaters, plumbing & electrical parts, mantelpieces, or white-tag consignment items.

25% off Modern & Vintage Doors

Through March 31st, take 25% off blue and orange tags on wood panel doors, oversize doors, barn doors, carriage house doors, French doors, exterior doors, bifold doors, cabinet doors, and more!  Sale does NOT include doors in frames.

Half off vintage and modern furniture this weekend!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale | 0 comments

Half off vintage and modern furniture this weekend!

THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY (FEBRUARY 25 – 26, 2017),

TAKE 50% OFF FURNITURE!

This weekend, take half off blue & orange tag furniture.  From a wide selection of lamps and chairs, handsome bed frames, and dressers of all sorts, to a minibar, glass display cases, and a hand-puppet stage, we’ve got a lot of fun stuff right now.

Below are some examples. Our inventory changes by the minute, so we can’t hold items or take calls on specific items pictured. Come on in for a treasure hunt!

Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  This sale does not include built-in cabinetry, select specialty items, items listed online on eBay or Etsy, or items from our consignment partners. May not be combined with other sales.  

Chairs priced from $5 (or $2.50 with the sale!)

 

Lamps only $19 – $25 (just $9.50 – $12.50 this weekend!)

 

Beautiful oak chest of drawers for $98 (or $49 during the flash sale!)

 

The dresser is $125 (or $62.50 during the sale)… but do you notice that little holes on top?  This dresser has actually been turned into a plumbing fixture!  Put a vessel sink on it, and you’ve got a gorgeous vanity for your bathroom.

 

We don’t usually take upholstered sofas, but these came with an entire house that was being deconstructed and donated to us!   Couch and loveseat set for $275 ($137.50 this weekend), Needlepoint chair on left is $85 ($42.50 with the sale), Coffee table $54  ($27 with discount) and matching round end tables $44 each (or $22 during the flash sale).  Chair on right has sold.

 

This cool little vintage bar is $150 (but just $75 this weekend!)

 

Just Arrived! Terracotta Roofing Tile

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Blog, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, Just arrived, Things for Sale | 0 comments

We are receiving a LARGE donation of gorgeous terra cotta roofing tile that is in great shape. They are priced to move at $0.50 a tile. You can use it for your roof, or you can try one of the upcycling projects we found.

Roof tile garden edge 1

These gray pieces are Japanese roofing tile, not the Spanish tiles that we have in stock – but it shows the possibilities for using tiles as garden edging (from Tokyo DIY Gardening)

Roof tile garden edge 2

 from Succulents and More

Roof tile candle holder

Tea Light Candle Holder by Suomen Asuntomessut

 

Flooring Sale – AND – Furniture Markdowns

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, general, Just arrived, Sales, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Flooring Sale – AND – Furniture Markdowns

 

You still have one day left to take advantage of our fabulous 50% off flooring sale! And if that’s not reason enough to visit us, check out our new furniture markdowns too!

In preparation for the busy summer season, we are marking down prices on all of the wonderful furniture we’ve received this winter.  If something here caught your eye but was just out of your price range, or if you haven’t been to the warehouse in a while, come one over and check out these fresh bargains.

From an ever-abundant supply of lamps and chairs, handsome bed frames, and dressers of all sorts, to a minibar, glass display cases, and a hand-puppet stage, we’ve got a lot of fun stuff.

Here are some examples. Our inventory is constantly changing, so we can’t hold items or take calls on specific items pictured. Come on in for a treasure hunt!

Chairs priced from $5

 

Lamps only $19 – $25

 

Chest $98

 

The chair is $15, and the dresser is $125… but do you notice that little holes on top?  This dresser has actually been turned into a plumbing fixture!  Put a vessel sink on it, and you’ve got a gorgeous vanity for your bathroom.

 

We don’t usually take upholstered sofas, but these came with an entire house that was being deconstructed and donated to us!   Couch and loveseat $275, Needlepoint chair on left is $85, Coffee table $54 and matching round end tables $44 each. (Chair on right has sold.)

 

This cool little vintage bar is $150, and the stools are $19 each

 

Flooring Flash Sale

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Flooring Flash Sale

 

We’re going to FLOOR you with our prices!

(heh heh heh… sorry, couldn’t resist)

 

This Wednesday and Thursday,

February 22 & 23, 2017

Hardwood flooring is 50% off

This sale includes oak and other hardwood flooring, as well as hardwood parquet and engineered flooring. Sale does NOT include pine flooring, vinyl or other types of flooring, trim, lumber, paneling, beadboard, items from our consignment partners; select specialty materials, or flooring with missing or damaged price tags.

 

Carpet remnants are 50% off

We recently got a large donation of overstock carpet remnants, so we have a lot of rolls to choose from right now!  (This sale does not include bound rugs, area rugs, or Oriental rugs; rolls of fabric, vinyl, or linoleum; carpet tiles; items from our consignment partners; select specialty materials, or items with missing or damaged price tags.)

Don’t forget to vote!

If you’re a Forklift Fan, please take a few seconds to vote for us in the City Paper’s Best of 2017 contest.  We’re hoping to win Best Green Business.  If we win, it means more folks will learn about us, more contractors and homeowners will donate, we can create more green jobs,… and you’ll find more great stuff here in the warehouse!

 

 

President’s Day Weekend Sale

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

President’s Day Weekend Sale

We’ll have beautiful weather for the holiday weekend, which means it’s a perfect time for a DIY project – and a storewide sale!

So, come see us this weekend, and don’t forget to bring in your fabric and craft donations for the Monument Quilt Project.  (Even if you can’t make it out to visit, please vote for us in the Best of DC contest.)

Read on for all the details about the sale…

Saturday, February 18th

through

Monday, February 20th,

Take 40% off modern & vintage items

This discount applies to items with blue and orange tags – which is almost everything in the warehouse!

Save on lighting, furniture, tile, cabinet sets, barn doors, plumbing fixtures, antiques, and much more.  

Please note:  Flash sale does NOT include lumber, certain specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, items from our consignment partners (Treincarnation, Salvage Arts, Alco Appliances), items listed online, or Amazon Paint. The sale may not be combined with other sales.

Remember, we also have some great February Specials right now, including our

Courtyard Clearance

with 50% off categories like wrought iron, vintage cast iron sinks, and granite counters.

Seeking a Career Development and Outreach Specialist

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Blog, Community Happenings, News, Non-profit partners, Our Partners | 0 comments

You may already know that Community Forklift is currently hiring contractors for our Outreach & Education team.  Well, one of our awesome partners is hiring too!

End Time Harvest Ministry is a local nonprofit that empowers youth and families in our community.  We’ve collaborated in many ways over the years (for example, they send smart young interns to the Forklift each summer).

Do you know anyone who would enjoy working with local youth?  

Please share this job announcement:

End Time Harvest Ministries – Career Development & Outreach Specialist $40,000 – $50,000

If you are a mature, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) speaker, and energetic professional who enjoys working with students (and their families) and would like to serve in a full-time position supporting a youth development and empowerment organization to achieve its organizational goals and mission, then you should immediately contact End Time Harvest Ministries (ETHM) at (301) 220-4333 during working hours. Visit us at www.ethm.org

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicant must have at least 3 years of community-based youth development, education and/or recreation experience; have demonstrated that he/she is capable of effectively multi-tasking; works well with diverse cultures; and have helped to established career & college programs for middle and high school students. This experience could have been acquired by directing a career and college prep program, as a professional middle or high school educator; youth director; or youth mentoring program, etc. A bachelor’s degree in education, social, public administration, ministry, or some related field of study is desirable. Individual pays attention to details, proof reads work efficiently, is proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Power Point and possesses proficient social media skills. Applicant must possess bilingual skills (English and Spanish) and is fluent (verbally and written) in both languages. Independent transportation (a car) is required.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

1. Enrolls students into ETHM’s Pathways to Career Success Program

2. Administers career assessments and other tests

3. Councils and advises students (with parents) regarding students’ academic and career paths

4. Coordinates and conducts job readiness training

5. Recruits and places students to work with businesses for summer internships

6. Coordinates outreach activities

7. Establishes good relationships with business and stakeholder partners

8. Assists students with SAT registrations, college and scholarship applications

9. Helps students prepare their resumes

10. Maintains student and administrative files including students’ Individual Career Development Plans

11. Coordinates college/career prep with school counselors and outside contractors

12. Coordinates community outreach activities/events

13. Provides administrative support for all organizational programs

14. Prepares student progress reports

15. Tracks student data, scores and compiles students’ evaluations and tests

16. Prepares progress reports

Background clearance required: Applicant must have received a background clearance by the Prince George’s County Public School System that includes criminal background and sex offender registry checks. This expense is borne by the applicant. Please visit us on line at www.ethm.org

Midweek Flash Sale

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, News, Sales | 0 comments

Midweek Flash Sale

This Wed. and Thurs., February 15 & 16, 2017, we’re slashing prices by 50% on our power tools!  These will go quick, so come in soon.

During our two-day flash sale, take 50% off the orange tags on gently-used power tools, including radial arm saws.  (Sale does not include hand tools, hardware or fasteners, new/surplus tools, tools in locked display cases, vintage tools with blue tags, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners or items with missing or damaged price tags.)  Select tools may be returned with receipt within 3 weeks if defective.