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Save 25% on fabulous modern and vintage lighting Fri.–Sun., Nov. 25–27

Posted by on Nov 24, 2022 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, online sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 25% on fabulous modern and vintage lighting Fri.–Sun., Nov. 25–27

25% off lighting!

Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27

Support a community nonprofit and save money at the same time! The reuse warehouse is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will be open again as usual for our regular 12 – 5 pm hours starting Friday, November 25. Unique modern and vintage lighting in our reuse warehouse and in the Community Forklift Marketplace is 25% off this holiday weekend.


Two ways to save!

This Friday, November 25, through Sunday, November 27, take 25% off the price on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers. The discount includes glass shades and globes, overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, outdoor lighting, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps. Facemasks are not required at Community Forklift, but they are encouraged. If you choose not to wear a mask, please help keep our community safe and be mindful of those around you. Thank you!


We’ve listed a selection of the lighting from our reuse warehouse online in the Community Forklift Marketplace. This Friday, November 25, through Sunday, November 27, browse the lighting collection there and save 25% as well. Within five days of purchase, visit our warehouse for pick-up.


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs lighting or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include light parts or electrical supplies in the reuse warehouse, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online in our Chairish shop. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn 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.

Save 25% on unique modern and vintage furniture November 19–21

Posted by on Nov 18, 2022 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, online sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 25% on unique modern and vintage furniture November 19–21

25% off furniture!

Saturday, November 19 – Monday, November 21

Support a community nonprofit and save money at the same time! Unique modern and vintage furniture in our reuse warehouse and in the Community Forklift Marketplace is 25% off.


Two ways to save!

This Saturday – Monday, November 19–21, take 25% off modern and vintage furniture at the Community Forklift reuse warehouse! Save on all sorts of styles and types of tables, dressers, shelves, wardrobes, desks, chairs, sofas, and more. We offer five days of free storage after purchase to give you time to arrange for transportation, if needed! Facemasks are not required at Community Forklift, but they are encouraged. If you choose not to wear a mask, please help keep our community safe and be mindful of those around you. Thank you!


We’ve listed a selection of the furniture from our reuse warehouse online in the Community Forklift Marketplace. This Saturday through Monday, November 19–21, browse the furniture collection there and save 25% as well. Within five days of purchase, visit our warehouse for pick-up.


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs materials but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include bathroom vanities or kitchen cabinets, mantels, appliances, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed on eBay or Chairish. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  May not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn 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 warm welcome at Cooper Lane Elementary School

Posted by on Nov 16, 2022 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Forklifter Profiles, Non-profit partners, Our Partners | 0 comments

A warm welcome at Cooper Lane Elementary School

“This is awesome!”

CLES student

The front entrance at Cooper Lane Elementary School (CLES) in Landover, Maryland, got an upgrade this month: some fabulous new seating! Working with the school’s Community School Coordinator, Nahema Witt, Community Forklift provided two free contemporary sofas and armchairs for the school’s Family Welcome Area.

“The CLES welcome area provides a space for staff, parents, community partners, and stakeholders to convene and collaborate in a central location located in the main lobby of the school,” Nahema wrote in an email. In order to provide this space for the community, the Welcome Area needed additional resources and support.

As the Community School Coordinator, Nahema works to identify school needs, implement programs and services to meet those needs, and then involve school administration and community members to support those programs and services. In order to support the Family Welcome Area, Nahema applied to Community Forklift’s Community Building Blocks (CBB) program and we were able to provide gently-used furniture for the space.

“Community Forklift has truly been a blessing! This is exactly what this school needed.”

CLES Community School Coordinator

“On behalf of all of us at Cooper Lane Elementary School, we want to thank you for donating commercial sofas and chairs for our Family Welcome Area,” Naheema wrote. “Cooper Lane Elementary School believes our students deserve both dignity and opportunity. More than 50% of our students received free and reduced lunch and families still struggle to make ends meet to provide for their families. We have worked to build a better future through healthy food, access to basic needs, and quality education by student data and growth that are shared with all stakeholders who we work with together for continuous improvement.”

Our Community Building Blocks program distributes free materials to nonprofits, schools, and community groups for projects that serve the greater community. This program is just one of the ways that Community Forklift lifts up the community through reuse, but we can’t provide this support without your help! Our programs depend on your donations of materials and funds and we have a goal of raising $25,000 for our reuse nonprofit by the end of 2022. Please donate today and thank you for your support!

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn 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. 

Save 25% on tile November 11–13! Veterans save 25% storewide

Posted by on Nov 10, 2022 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, online sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 25% on tile November 11–13! Veterans save 25% storewide

Save 25% on wall and floor tile

The Community Forklift nonprofit reuse warehouse has some great salvaged styles of wall and floor tile. Friday – Sunday, November 11 – 13, take 25% off the marked prices on cement, ceramic, porcelain, stone, terracotta, vinyl, and glass tile!

Facemasks are not required at Community Forklift, but they are encouraged. If you choose not to wear a mask, please help keep our community safe and be mindful of those around you. Thank you! Our warehouse hours are Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm.


Veterans save 25% storewide!

Thanks to our veterans for all they’ve done for our country. In addition to our 25% off tile discount this weekend, Veterans save 25% storewide November 11 – 13. Just bring any form of ID that shows that you’re a veteran and let our front desk team know when you’re checking out. Thank you!


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs materials but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!

Please note: tile discount applies only to bundles and boxes of tile, not loose pieces. Discount does not include other types of flooring or furniture, roof tile, wood tile, select specialty items, items listed on eBay or Chairish, or items from our consignment partners. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Discount may not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn 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. 

Before and After: Creative projects using salvaged materials from Community Forklift

Posted by on Nov 9, 2022 in Blog, Customer Creations, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing | 0 comments

Before and After: Creative projects using salvaged materials from Community Forklift

Check out this chicken coop created with salvaged materials from Community Forklift! “I’d change some things about the design if I did it again — now that I know what works best — but I’d never built anything before,” the Forklift Fan who constructed it said. “Having access to affordable lumber, paint, doors, even the window, gave me the confidence to just go for it!


Malcolm’s new dining room is a real showstopper! It’s full of style, simplicity, and … REUSE! The chandelier, desk-turned-bar, and mirror are all from Community Forklift and the table and chairs are secondhand finds as well. Beautiful! Read more about this space in Malcolm’s blog post. Photos by @malcolmsimmons (Instagram)


This plaster lamp was awesome in its heyday, but when purchased for $5 from Community Forklift the velvet panels were peeling and some earlier repairs were failing. With a couple coats of paint and a $25 shade (also from the reuse warehouse!), it’s back in business!


The beautiful patterned hexagonal tiles in this bathroom project came from the tile aisle at Community Forklift! BONUS: the vintage drawer handles also came from the reuse warehouse. Salvage for the win!


This Community Forklift find went from lobster cage to spider lair! Salvaged materials are great for holiday decorations and with some creativity can last year-to-year. I wonder how this cage will reappear in 2023! Skeleton receptacle? Zombie prison? Endless possibilities!


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Would you like to share a project that you’ve completed using salvaged materials from Community Forklift? Send photos and a short description to outreach@CommunityForklift.org or tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn 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.

Cabinet sets, single cabinets, and cabinet doors are 25% off this weekend!

Posted by on Nov 4, 2022 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, online sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Cabinet sets, single cabinets, and cabinet doors are 25% off this weekend!

Save 25% on cabinet sets, single cabinets, and cabinet doors!

Saturday – Monday, November 5 – 7

Renovating your kitchen and need a great set of cabinets for less than retail price? Need some extra storage in your basement, garage, laundry room, or workshop? This Saturday – Monday, November 5 – 7, take 25% off the prices on cabinet sets, single cabinets, and cabinet doors at the reuse warehouse! We offer 5 days of free storage to give you time to arrange for transportation, if needed.


Two ways to save!

Save 25% on cabinet sets, single cabinets, and cabinet doors at the Community Forklift reuse warehouse. Located at 4671 Tanglewood Dr. in Hyattsville, MD, the warehouse is open to the public every day from 12 to 5 pm. Facemasks are not required at Community Forklift, but they are encouraged. If you choose not to wear a mask, please help keep our community safe and be mindful of those around you. Thank you!

A small selection of our cabinet sets are listed on our Community Forklift Marketplace. Check out the listings for photos, measurements, information, and the option to purchase online with a 25% discount. Within five days of purchase, visit our warehouse for pick-up. To see all available cabinets, please visit our reuse warehouse in person!


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs materials but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include living room cabinets, work benches, tool stands, vintage hutches, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed on eBay or Chairish. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Discount may not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn 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.

$5 raffle tickets! Support our reuse nonprofit and get a chance to win some fabulous prizes

Posted by on Nov 1, 2022 in Blog, Events, Fundraising | 0 comments

$5 raffle tickets! Support our reuse nonprofit and get a chance to win some fabulous prizes

Help Community Forklift continue transforming our environment and our communities through reuse.

We work hard to lift our community by making home repairs and home goods affordable, creating good green jobs, and reducing waste. Please consider supporting our Community Forklift Transforms campaign by purchasing a raffle ticket! Here’s how it works:

  • Raffle tickets are $5 each ($5=1 entry, $10=2 entries, etc.). An indefinite number of raffle tickets will be sold.
  • You may purchase more than one ticket per item.
  • Please provide your full contact information to be eligible for a prize.
  • Raffle winners will be chosen via Instagram/Facebook Live on Friday, November 18th at 11am.
  • Winners will be notified by email/text and have until Friday, December 9th to claim/pick up their item in-store (items will not be shipped).

Check out the items up for grabs below. If you have any questions, please email Katy Kutzner (katy@communityforklift). And thank you for participating!

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn 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. 

Save 40% on appliances online and at our reuse warehouse!

Posted by on Oct 28, 2022 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, online sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 40% on appliances online and at our reuse warehouse!

Saturday – Monday, October 29–31

Save 40% on dishwashers, ranges and cooktops, refrigerators, microwaves, stove hoods, wall ovens, washing machines, and dryers.  The discount runs Saturday – Monday, October 29–31, and includes both modern and vintage items. We offer a 3-week return policy on most Forklift appliances and we also offer 5 days of free storage to give you time to arrange for transportation, if needed.

Save the planet and your wallet at the same time!


Three ways to save!

This Saturday – Monday, October 29–31, take 40% off the price of appliances at the Community Forklift reuse warehouse. Located at 4671 Tanglewood Dr. in Hyattsville, MD, the warehouse is open to the public every day from 12 to 5 pm. Facemasks are not required at Community Forklift, but they are encouraged. If you choose not to wear a mask, please help keep our community safe and be mindful of those around you. Thank you!


We’ve listed a selection of the materials from our reuse warehouse online in the Community Forklift Marketplace. This Saturday – Monday, October 29–31, shop for appliances and save 40%. Within five days of purchase, visit our warehouse for pick-up.


We also have appliances listed online in the Community Forklift eBay store. This Saturday – Monday, October 29–31, shop for appliances there and save 40% as well. Appliances in our eBay store are not on view in the warehouse. They are available for shipping as well as local pick-up. Questions about an item on eBay? Contact our online sales team through the “contact seller” link located in the listing!


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs materials but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, items listed in our eBay or Chairish stores, or select specialty items. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Discount may not be combined with other offers.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn 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. 

Save 25% on modern and vintage lighting online and at our reuse warehouse!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2022 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, online sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 25% on modern and vintage lighting online and at our reuse warehouse!

25% off lighting!

Saturday, October 22 – Monday, October 24

Support a community nonprofit and save money at the same time! Unique modern and vintage lighting in our reuse warehouse, in the Community Forklift Marketplace, and in our eBay store is 25% off.


Three ways to save!

This Saturday through Monday, October 22 – 24, take 25% off the price on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers. The discount includes glass shades and globes, overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, outdoor lighting, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps. Facemasks are not required at Community Forklift, but they are encouraged. If you choose not to wear a mask, please help keep our community safe and be mindful of those around you. Thank you!


We’ve listed a selection of the lighting from our reuse warehouse online in the Community Forklift Marketplace. This Saturday through Monday, October 22 – 24, browse the lighting collection there and save 25% as well. Within five days of purchase, visit our warehouse for pick-up.


This Saturday through Monday, October 22 – 24, lighting in the Community Forklift eBay store is 25% off too. If you have any questions about the discount or a particular listed item, please contact our online team using the “contact seller” link available in any of our listings. The items in the eBay store are only available online and are not on display at the reuse warehouse.


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs lighting or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include light parts or electrical supplies in the reuse warehouse, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online in our Chairish shop. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn 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. 

Community Forklift provided the Washington Bridge Unit with a free water heater

Posted by on Oct 19, 2022 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Non-profit partners | 0 comments

Community Forklift provided the Washington Bridge Unit with a free water heater

In 1932, the American Bridge Association (ABA) was established as a space for Black communities to partake in the play of Duplicate Bridge during Segregation. The Washington Bridge Unit was established as a local member of the American Bridge Association in 1938. Today, post-Segregation, it continues to thrive as a local nonprofit that hosts and promotes friendly competitive Duplicate Bridge games in Mount Rainier, MD.

The Washington Bridge Unit is located at 3801 Eastern Avenue, Mount Rainier, MD, in a building affectionately known as the “Hut.” Designed as a Quonset-style hut, the “Hut” has a rich local history as the original home to the American Legion Post 110 and later a synagogue. Unfortunately, earlier this year, the “Hut” was in urgent need of a replacement gas hot water heater. This came at a bad time as the Washington Bridge Unit found itself in financial difficulties during the Covid-19 pandemic. In-person play — the largest source of the nonprofit’s funds — stopped in March 2020, but basic expenses like building maintenance, utilities, insurance, and property taxes continued.

The Washington Bridge Unit applied to our Community Building Blocks (CBB) program and we were thrilled to provide a new water heater free of cost! Mark Lavens, Head of the Housing Committee for the nonprofit, wrote that “our water heater was 24 years old – well beyond its service life. Due to the pandemic, in-person games (where we generate most of our revenue) were stopped for two years, and we lacked the funding to purchase a new one. Community Forklift gifted a nearly-new water heater to us, which saved us around $700.”

Today, the ABA welcomes players of all ages and ethnicities and continues to advocate for goodwill and positive interaction with local communities. The Washington Bridge Unit schedules Duplicate Bridge games every week and offer classes for beginners. Players at all levels are welcome to join in play or lessons. If you are interested in learning more about the game and about the Washington Bridge Unit, please contact Wilma Bonner at washingtonbridgeunit@gmail.com.

Community Forklift’s CBB program provides free materials to community groups and nonprofits for projects that benefit the community. Visit our website for more information about the program and instructions on how to apply!

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn 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.