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Pros Who Prioritize Reuse

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Blog, Donation Development, Donor Profiles, Donor profiles | 0 comments

Pros Who Prioritize Reuse

We want to thank Spectrum Design + Build for their commitment to salvage and donation!

Spectrum is a boutique, hands-on, design-and-build remodeling company specializing in high-craft and highest-quality renovations and remodels.  Instead of wrecking and dumping, they carefully remove reusable building materials from their remodeling projects to donate to Community Forklift. Over the years, they’ve sent us beautiful kitchen cabinets, gently-used appliances, millwork, plumbing, windows, doors, and more.

A kitchen remodeled by Spectrum

Their green building practices don’t stop there – they recycle their construction debris, use eco-certified products, and partner with environmentally-friendly companies!  As a member of the Metro DC chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the company is also committed to ongoing education and professional ethics.

A specialty staircase by Spectrum

By donating great materials, Spectrum helps Community Forklift create green jobs and training opportunities, reduce waste and pollution, and provide free supplies to nonprofits and neighbors in need.  A big thank you to Spectrum and owner Keith Vaughan!

Spectrum staff

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Community Forklift could not exist without our donors. By choosing us instead of the landfill, donors are helping lift up local communities.

If you’re planning a renovation…

Please ask your contractor about donating your reusable leftovers, or reach out yourself! We’re here to help green up your project. The quickest way to request a free donation pickup is to visit CommunityForklift.org/pickup. You can also contact our Donations Team at Donations@CommunityForklift.org, or call 301-985-5180 (ex. 202) for more information.

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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. 

Midweek Flash Sale: Courtyard Clearance

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Midweek Flash Sale:  Courtyard Clearance

This Tuesday through Thursday

Items in our courtyard are 50% off!

On February 5th -7th, 2019, take half off granite & marble counters, cast iron sinks, surplus and vintage tubs, wrought iron, security doors, window bars, masonry, and more.

Please note: The sale does not include 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.

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Have you voted yet?

Please help us win Best Green Business of 2019!

City Paper readers have awarded us a “Best of DC” title every year since 2010, and winning earns valuable free publicity for our nonprofit. It helps us to reach even more homeowners & contractors, who will donate more things to us, ensuring more materials are kept out of the landfill, more folks can afford repairs, and you’ll find more amazing stuff in the store!

Select the “Goods & Services” Category,

then scroll down to “Best Green Business” and write us in!

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Every donation, purchase, and vote 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 Lighting Sale

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Weekend Lighting Sale

50% off Lighting

February 2nd & 3rd, 2019

This Saturday & Sunday, take half 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, or rewired antique lights from our Salvage Arts consignment partner. Flash sales do not include 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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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. 

Update: The Pop Up Pet Pantry Continues

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in Blog, Community Happenings, News, Non-profit partners | 0 comments

Update: The Pop Up Pet Pantry Continues

The government may have reopened on Monday, but we’re still here to help our furloughed neighbors get back on their feet! Thanks to the hard work of Hyattsville’s Residents United for Furry Friends (RUFF) and University Park’s Mutt Strut, the Pop Up Pantry will continue running at Community Forklift until February 9th.

Pantry Hours

Saturday, January 26: 12pm- 4pm
Sunday, January 27: 12pm- 4pm
Saturday, February 2: 12pm- 4pm

Sunday, February 3: 12pm- 4pm
Saturday, February 9: 12pm- 4pm

The pantry is located in our classroom space, at 4641 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, Maryland 20781.

We will distribute approximately one week of supplies per person, dependent upon available donations. Please bring government credentials and kindly do not bring your pets into the pop up shop (they are always welcome in the warehouse, if leashed).

How to Help

We are still accepting donations of cat food and litter, dog food, and treats! All donated items must be unopened and within expiration.  Please drop them off before February 6th at Community Forklift (4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, Maryland 20781).
You can also purchase and ship items to us directly from the Amazon Wishlist: http://a.co/ewMjdpS 

And we are still in need of two more volunteers on Sunday, February 3, from 12pm-4pm! Volunteer tasks include checking government credentials and logging/ handing out pet food donations to our neighbors. Please email MarySue if you are available at mstwohy(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks to the amazing generosity of our community, we were able to distribute 273 lbs of donated food and litter last weekend, and we hope to help even more federal workers and their pets in the coming weeks!

Some of our fabulous organizers!

February Sale: Carpet

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Billboard, Blog, Monthly Sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

February Sale:  Carpet

Save on Carpet & Rugs this month

Throughout February 2019, take 25% off the marked prices on rolls of carpet, rugs, and carpet tiles.

We’ve just filled our racks with rolls of surplus carpet, so you’ll find a nice variety of neutral and colorful options!

Please note:  Items with missing or damaged tags will not be sold.  This sale does NOT include select specialty rugs; ceramic, wood, or other types of flooring; items from our consignment partners; or items listed online. May not be combined with other sales.

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Do you know we have a free pickup service?

Are you doing some decluttering, or planning a renovation project in 2019?  Please start with a visit to our donations page to learn more about our pickup service – and spread the word to your friends and neighbors, too!

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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. 

Have you voted yet?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Have you voted yet?

If you haven’t already, please take a minute to help us win Best Green Business!

City Paper readers have awarded us a “Best of DC” title every year since 2010, and winning earns valuable free publicity for our nonprofit. It helps us to reach even more homeowners & contractors, who will donate more things to us, ensuring more materials are kept out of the landfill, more folks can afford repairs, and you’ll find more amazing stuff in the store!

Select the “Goods & Services” category, then scroll down to “Best Green Business” and write us in!

Please note: Contest rules have changed slightly this year. You can vote only once, and you’ll need to register using an email address.

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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.

We did it!

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

We did it!

On Saturday, January 26th, a brave group of Forklifters plunged (for the 6th year in a row!) into the frigid Potomac River along with more than 250 environmental activists from across the DC region.

We sacrifice our comfort every year to support the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) in their fight against climate change. Thanks to your generous donations, our Forklift Freezers were able to raise a whopping $2,190 to keep winter cold! We hit our goal of raising $1,000, so we’ve earned Community Forklift a small portion of the plunge’s proceeds. This is money that will go directly into helping us lift up local communities through reuse.

CCAN was also successful, raising $139,114! This is a massive boost for the organization, since the plunge is their biggest fundraising event of the year, powering victories to move our region off of fossil fuels and to clean energy. In 2019, CCAN plans to double Maryland’s renewable energy mandate, push for coastal protection funds in Virginia, and stop the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines.

We’d like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to our fight to keep winter cold and those who have plunged with us over the years. Without your support and donations we’d just be a bunch of wacky people running into the icy Potomac River. But with your help, we get to be wacky for a cause!

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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.

50% off Windows and more

Posted by on Jan 29, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

50% off Windows and more

Windows & Window Treatments are Half Off!

On January 30th & 31st, 2019, take 50% off the marked price on windows and sashes – including some stained glass windows. The sale also includes shutters, blinds, curtain rods, and window weights.

We have an unusually large selection of interior and exterior shutters right now.
Many old sashes with wavy glass are only $5 during the sale. A vintage sash can become a beautiful sign, picture frame, or event menu.
Did you know that if a renovator messes up their measurements when ordering windows, they often can’t return them? Most windows are made to order. This means that we get a lot of donations of brand-new windows!

Please note: This sale does not apply to security bars or window trim, select specialty items, stained glass windows from Larkin Glass, 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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Can’t make it to the warehouse? Shop with us online!

Did you know that we also sell items online? Check out our Marketplace and eBay store, and browse designer furniture & decor on our Chairish page. Note that flash sales DO NOT apply to items listed online. But you’ll find a nice variety of exciting vintage pieces, as well as great deals on commercial items, new-in-box faucets, and more!

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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. 

A hot deal for the cold days ahead

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019 in Blog, Just arrived, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

A hot deal for the cold days ahead

Batten down the hatches and get ready for the next cold snap. This week’s weather doesn’t look so great, but we can help!

Brr!

Community Forklift just received two truckloads of rigid insulation panels! That’s right: double the trucks and double the warmth, just in time for the upcoming cold.

All panels are 4’x4′ (3″ thick) or 4’x8′ (2″ and 3″ thick), and priced at $12.80 per panel. If you’re in need of some winter weather support, don’t miss this hot deal!

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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. 

This weekend, Carpet & Doors are Half Off!

Posted by on Jan 26, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

This weekend, Carpet & Doors are Half Off!

50% off Doors

This Saturday & Sunday, January 26th & 27th, take 50% off the marked prices on modern AND vintage doors at the Forklift.

Sale includes vintage doors like this front door – check out the carved detail!

Sale includes interior and exterior doors, barn doors, antique wood panel doors, french doors, oversized doors, bifold doors, louvered doors, security doors, storm doors, screen doors, and doors in frames (Does not include doors with stained glass, pebbled glass, or other specialty glass.)

It’s a great time to save on oversize doors and sliding doors.

50% off Carpet & Rugs

During the weekend flash sale, take half off the market price on rolls of brand-new carpet, vintage rugs, and carpet tiles.  (Sale does not include other types of flooring).

We’ve got plenty of rolls of surplus carpet in stock.

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.

Do you know we have a free pickup service?

Are you getting ready to do some spring cleaning, or planning a renovation project in 2019?  Please start with a visit to our donations page to learn more about our pickup service – and spread the word to your friends and neighbors, too!

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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. 

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