Got Garden Tools? We Need ‘Em!

It’s barely February, but Spring is already in the air at the Forklift. And do you know why? We’re planning the 2018 Garden Party! Every Spring, Community Forklift hosts a fun-filled event where we offer up a ton of landscaping and garden supplies, and host gardening demonstrations, local experts and vendors, local bands, and a local food truck.

Shopping local and supporting the creation of green jobs keeps our customers smiling!

If you, too, are dreaming of sunny days and greener trees and have been looking for good cause to declutter your garden shed before the busy season, look no further …

We’ve got your good cause right here!

One great way to support your favorite reuse center this month is to clean out your shed or garage, and

bring us your gently-used garden tools, flower pots, landscaping supplies, outdoor decor, and patio furniture.

The Annual Garden Party & Spring Fundraiser is Community Forklift’s biggest fundraiser of the year – all of the proceeds allow us to continue to create green jobs, reduce waste, educate the public about reuse, and provide free supplies to nonprofits & neighbors in need.

Each of these hand tools was kept out of the landfill and found by a new owner at our 2017 Garden Party!

While all garden items will be welcomed with open arms, we would especially LOVE donations of the following materials:

shovels, rakes, hoes, post hole diggers, edgers, trowels, shears, garden claws, weeders, loppers, other hand tools, etc. 

Every item you donate supports our mission of lifting up communities through reuse – and it’s tax deductible! Refresh your memory of our Donation Guidelines here.


And don’t forget to vote!

City Paper readers have awarded us a “Best of DC” title every year since 2010! And every year, it means valuable free publicity for our nonprofit program. 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, we’ll be able to create more green jobs, and you’ll find even more amazing stuff here in the store!

Just 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 log in through a Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn account. So if you have social media, it’s especially important that you vote and share!


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.