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New Takoma Park Little Free Libraries feature artwork honoring five influential women

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Community Happenings, Non-profit partners | 0 comments

New Takoma Park Little Free Libraries feature artwork honoring five influential women

Need a book to read? Visit one of five new Takoma Park Little Free Libraries! The libraries were built by Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library (FTPML) Treasurer Walter Mulbry using a grant from Community Forklift’s Community Building Blocks Program. Painted by local artists Samantha Contrino and Katie Macyshyn, the libraries feature portraits of influential female authors and activists to represent and celebrate women’s empowerment and Takoma Park’s cultural diversity.

Created as part of a public art project funded by the City of Takoma Park’s Arts and Humanities Division, the libraries are ready for use and have been installed in underserved areas throughout the city to increase access to free books.

Want to check out the art and grab a book? You can find the 5 new Little Free Libraries here:

  • Maya Angelou
    8630 Flower Avenue near Piney Branch Road intersection
  • Senedu Gebru
    Anne Street near University Boulevard East intersection
  • Juana Martinez-Neal
    Sligo Mill Overlook Neighborhood Park at 6400 Orchard Avenue
  • Rigoberta Menchu
    Aldi shopping center at 7609 New Hampshire Avenue
  • Virginia Woolf
    8308 Flower Avenue

To learn more, check out this segment featured on Takoma Park City TV!

Thank you to FTPML Treasurer Walter Mulbry, artists Samantha Contrino and Katie Macyshyn, and the Takoma Park Arts and Humanities Division for encouraging literacy and public art in their community! And congratulations to Walter for winning a 2020 Todd H. Bol Award for Outstanding Achievement in recognition of building over 20 Little Free Libraries!

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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. 

Just arrived: new doors — and they’re 25% off!

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Just arrived, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Just arrived: new doors — and they’re 25% off!

Save 25% on modern and vintage doors October 23 – 25

We just received a bunch of new interior and exterior doors of different styles and sizes! Take 25% off the marked prices on both modern and vintage doors this Friday through Sunday, October 23 – 25. Save on interior and exterior doors, antique wood panel doors, french doors, oversized doors, bifold doors, louvered doors, security doors, storm doors, screen doors, and doors in frames. We offer five days of free storage for most bulky items to give you time to arrange for transportation, if needed!

Community Forklift is committed to staying open as a resource providing free and low-cost essential home repair materials to the community. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC and are paying close attention to warehouse conditions. Please stay home if you are sick or at a higher risk of getting very sick. Learn what to do if you are sick here.

Under Maryland Executive Order, everyone over the age of five is required to wear a face covering in the public spaces of all Maryland businesses, including Community Forklift. Help keep our community safe by wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people. Thank you!

Please note our warehouse hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


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 doors or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include doors with stained glass, pebbled glass, or other specialty glass, 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 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 appliances this weekend!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 25% on modern and vintage appliances this weekend!

Appliances are 25% off
October 16 – 18

This Friday through Sunday, October 16 – 18, take 25% off appliances with orange and blue tags, including dishwashers, ranges and cooktops, refrigerators, microwaves, stove hoods, wall ovens, washing machines, and dryers.  The discount includes both modern and vintage items and we offer a 3-week return policy on most Forklift appliances. We also offer 5 days of free storage for most bulky items to give you time to arrange for transportation, if needed.

Community Forklift is committed to staying open as a resource providing free and low-cost essential home repair materials to the community. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC and are paying close attention to warehouse conditions. Please stay home if you are sick or at a higher risk of getting very sick. Learn what to do if you are sick here.

Under Maryland Executive Order, everyone over the age of five is required to wear a face covering in the public spaces of all Maryland businesses, including Community Forklift. Help keep our community safe by wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people. Thank you!

Please note our warehouse hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


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 appliances or other supplies 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. 

Storewide discount: save 25% this holiday weekend!

Posted by on Oct 9, 2020 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Holidays and Long Weekends, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Storewide discount: save 25% this holiday weekend!

25% off Storewide

Saturday, October 10 – Monday, October 12

Community Forklift will be open 12 – 5 pm every day over the holiday weekend. Stop in and save on modern & vintage furniture, architectural salvage, tile, appliances, kitchen cabinets, lighting, granite counters, tools, hardware, doors, windows, flooring, bathroom fixtures, items in our courtyard, and more!

Community Forklift is committed to staying open as a resource providing free and low-cost essential home repair materials to the community. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC and are paying close attention to warehouse conditions. Please stay home if you are sick or at a higher risk of getting very sick. Learn what to do if you are sick here.

Under Maryland Executive Order, everyone over the age of five is required to wear a face covering in the public spaces of all Maryland businesses, including Community Forklift. Help keep our community safe by wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people. Thank you!

Please note our warehouse hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


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 supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include lumber, bricks and masonry, select specialty items, items listed in our eBay or Chairish stores, or items from our consignment partners such as Treinarncation raw-edge slabs or Alco Appliances. 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. 

Register to vote in the 2020 U.S. election!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Register to vote in the 2020 U.S. election!

Have you registered to vote? For Maryland, DC, and Virginia, the deadline to register to vote online, by mail, or in person is October 13 — one week away! Visit the links below to check your registration or to register.

Maryland: https://elections.maryland.gov/voter_registration/index.html

DC: https://www.dcboe.org/Voters/Register-To-Vote/Register-to-Vote

Virginia: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/

Note: Maryland and DC allow same-day voter registration, but Virginia does not. Visit the links above to learn how to register to vote on the day of the election in Maryland or DC.

Supporting veterans through art

Posted by on Oct 2, 2020 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Forklifter Profiles, Non-profit partners, Our Partners | 0 comments

Supporting veterans through art
Navy Veteran and Uniting US artist Kelly McPhee creates art using salvaged materials from Community Forklift.

Nonprofit organization Uniting US provides therapeutic art wellness activities to help veterans work through PTSD and other psychological issues. During the isolation caused by COVID-19 social distancing, this amazing group is providing important support to veterans living in Veterans Affairs housing and elsewhere in Washington, DC. Through our Community Building Blocks Program (CBB), Community Forklift has partnered with Uniting US to provide free art supplies to veteran artists in their programs, many of whom have limited financial means.

One such artist is Kelly D. McPhee Sr., a Navy Veteran who was introduced to the veteran artist community in 2018. In addition to creating his own art, McPhee volunteers with the organization by helping with grant writing, assisting with transporting art to and from shows, and supporting the veteran artists by enrolling them in local shows and galleries. “We build portfolios and give each of our artists a chance to celebrate art and share their message with a large audience. I enjoy the friendships with my fellow veterans and the support that comes with a shared love for our country and art as a healing tool,” McPhee said.

With support from the CBB grant, McPhee has been able to use salvaged materials from Community Forklift in his artwork. “I discover history and memories in the small pieces that I find at Community Forklift,” he explains. “Sometimes I find a frame with an old canvas to paint over, or glue, or any of a number of things that I can use in my art. I use that energy to bring the artwork together or begin another piece.”

“Community Forklift has been a godsend. I enjoy using “old stuff” in my art as well as normal artist sundries. I was struggling to purchase art supplies and other pieces of my art process just to enjoy art as a hobby. Now that I am an artist with Uniting US, it has been extremely important that I have the ability to create meaningful work and share it with my fellow artists and the public. I want to continue the healing process that art brings to my life.”

To support McPhee and other Uniting US artists, The Hill Center is hosting an online art show from October 1 – December 31. The event features approximately 125 pieces and offers supplementary programming including virtual artists’ interviews. All artwork is available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds supports free community programs at Hill Center, a non-profit arts and cultural organization.

I am inspired by other people, artists or not. I think that all of us are artists at heart or at least have the capacity to share what we consider art with others. Art is a multidimensional tool that allows me to share my personal perspective on current affairs, past experiences or just to hide a riddle within the paint and canvas. Human nature is beautiful to me, but I prefer to see life as an abstraction.

Kelly D. McPhee Sr.

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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. 

Essentials for Less: Lighting is 25% off this weekend!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Essentials for Less: Lighting is 25% off this weekend!

This Friday, October 2, through Sunday, October 4, take 25% off the blue and orange price tags 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.

Community Forklift is committed to staying open as a resource providing free and low-cost essential home repair materials to the community. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC and are paying close attention to warehouse conditions. Please stay home if you are sick or at a higher risk of getting very sick. Learn what to do if you are sick here.

Under Maryland Executive Order, everyone over the age of five is required to wear a face covering in the public spaces of all Maryland businesses, including Community Forklift. Help keep our community safe by wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people. Thank you!

Please note our warehouse hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


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, electrical supplies, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online in our eBay or Chairish shops. 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. 

Essentials for Less: Save 25% on wall & floor tile in October!

Posted by on Sep 30, 2020 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Monthly Sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Essentials for Less: Save 25% on wall & floor tile in October!

Tile is 25% off in October!

Thursday, October 1, through Saturday, October 31, take 25% off the marked prices on wall and floor tile. This includes ceramic, porcelain, stone, terracotta, vinyl, and glass tile!

Community Forklift is committed to staying open as a resource providing free and low-cost essential home repair materials to the community. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC and are paying close attention to warehouse conditions. Please stay home if you are sick or at a higher risk of getting very sick. Learn what to do if you are sick here.

Under Maryland Executive Order, everyone over the age of five is required to wear a face covering in the public spaces of all Maryland businesses, including Community Forklift. Help keep our community safe by wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people. Thank you!

Please note our warehouse hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


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 tile or other supplies 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. 

Save 25% on kitchen cabinet sets and singles!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2020 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Save 25% on kitchen cabinet sets and singles!

Thursday, September 24 – Sunday, September 27

Community Forklift is a resource providing free and low-cost essential home repair materials to the community. Thursday, September 24, through Sunday, September 27, take 25% off the orange and blue tags on kitchen cabinet sets, single kitchen cabinets, and cabinet doors. We offer 5 days of free storage for most bulky items to give you time to arrange for transportation, if needed!

Community Forklift is committed to staying open as a resource providing free and low-cost essential home repair materials to the community. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC and are paying close attention to warehouse conditions. Please stay home if you are sick or at a higher risk of getting very sick. Learn what to do if you are sick here.

Under Maryland Executive Order, everyone over the age of five is required to wear a face covering in the public spaces of all Maryland businesses, including Community Forklift. Help keep our community safe by wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people. Thank you!

Please note our warehouse hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


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 kitchen cabinets or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include bathroom cabinets, 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. 

You can save 40% on modern and vintage doors!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

You can save 40% on modern and vintage doors!

Thursday, September 17 – Sunday, September 20

Community Forklift is a resource providing free and low-cost essential home repair materials to the community. Thursday, September 17, through Sunday, September 20, take 40% off the marked prices on modern and vintage doors. This includes interior and exterior doors, antique wood panel doors, french doors, oversized doors, bifold doors, louvered doors, security doors, storm doors, screen doors, and doors in frames. We offer five days of free storage for most bulky items to give you time to arrange for transportation, if needed!

Community Forklift is committed to staying open as a resource providing free and low-cost essential home repair materials to the community. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC and are paying close attention to warehouse conditions. Please stay home if you are sick or at a higher risk of getting very sick. Learn what to do if you are sick here.

Under Maryland Executive Order, everyone over the age of five is required to wear a face covering in the public spaces of all Maryland businesses, including Community Forklift. Help keep our community safe by wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people. Thank you!

Please note our warehouse hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


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 doors or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include doors with stained glass, pebbled glass, or other specialty glass, 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 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.