This weekend, Tudor Place Historic House & Garden is partnering with the Forklift to collect donations of gently-used garden tools & supplies. It’s a great reason to clean out your garage or potting shed.
When: December 17th, 2016, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, 1644 31st Street NW, Washington DC
What: You can drop off patio furniture, lawn & garden items in working condition (mowers, hoses, hand tools, power tools or lighting), or decorative landscaping items (pottery, bird baths, arbors, edging, brick or stone) will be greatly appreciated. For more details about acceptable items, visit http://communityforklift.org/donate/donate-materials/
Why: This collection will support Community Forklift’s work to lift up communities in the DC metro region by reducing waste, creating good green jobs, & making repairs affordable. All donations are tax-deductible.
Who: Community Forklift is DC’s nonprofit reuse warehouse. The ‘Lift provides low-cost building materials to the public, and offers vintage materials for restoring old homes. They also distribute free supplies to local nonprofits, school and community gardens, and neighbors in need.
More info: If you have a large donation such as a riding mower or building materials, contact Donations@CommunityForklift.org or 301-832-0781 to schedule a free pickup.
ABOUT TUDOR PLACE: America’s story lives here! Closing out its 2016 Bicentennial, Tudor Place is one of the nation’s finest and best preserved neoclassical estates, built by Martha Washington’s granddaughter and lived in by six generations of her family. Through landscape, architecture, and collections, it tells the story of a family and their young nation, showcasing American design, labor, politics, and technology from the agricultural to the digital age. The Thornton-designed historic house features furnishings, art, and domestic artifacts collected and used by a family and their enslaved workers and servants over 200 years. In the 5½-acre garden, dotted among varied garden “rooms” and landscape features, visitors will find a 1919 Pierce-Arrow motorcar and the District’s oldest exhibited smoke house. House tours are offered hourly, Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, visit www.tudorplace.org
ABOUT COMMUNITY FORKLIFT: The DC area’s nonprofit reuse center for building materials and architectural salvage! The organization accepts donations of new, gently-used and vintage building materials, then sells these materials at very low prices and donates to other nonprofits and families in need. Since 2005, Community Forklift has been turning our region’s waste stream into a resource stream, creating 40 green jobs and making it possible for thousands of homeowners and nonprofits to repair substandard housing and improve neighborhoods. www.CommunityForklift.org / 301-985-5180