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Our Cyber Monday sale starts on Friday!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Holidays and Long Weekends, News, online sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Our Green Friday & Small Business Saturday Extravaganza is going to be fun.  But if you can’t make it into the warehouse, don’t despair – you can still do some holiday shopping with the ‘Lift, because we’re running a Cyber Monday special this week!

From Green Friday (Nov. 23th)

through Cyber Monday (Nov. 26th),

save 20% in our eBay Store

 

We’ve listed a nice variety of modern and vintage items on eBay, including plumbing fixtures, door hardware, lighting, housewares, and commercial items.  You’ll find everything from new-in-box faucets and high-end appliances to old tools and vintage dollhouse furniture!.

Offer runs 11/23/18 to 11/26/18.

Discount does not apply to shipping costs, and is NOT valid on in-store purchases.

We’re having a storewide sale!

Posted by on Nov 21, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Community Happenings, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Holidays and Long Weekends, Parties at Community Forklift, Sales, Workshops | 0 comments

This Friday, November 23rd – Sunday November 25th, 

Save 25% storewide

As part of our Green Friday & Small Business Saturday celebration, almost everything in our warehouse and courtyard will be on sale this weekend!  Take 25% off modern AND vintage items, including tile, granite, appliances, windows, shutters, doors, mantels, sinks, lights, architectural salvage, vintage furniture, and much, much more.

Sale does not include select specialty items, items sold online, or items from our consignment partners and visiting artists.  Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  May not be combined with other sales. 

The sale applies to items our Christmas pop-up shop, including wreaths, tree stands, new-in-box LED lights, and more. 

 

Cupcakes, crafting & celebrating

While you’re here for the sale, check out our full schedule of fun activities from 11-4 on Friday & Saturday!  Come over to your favorite salvage warehouse to relax with friends, support local craftspeople, and learn how to *MAKE* presents.

Out of town for the holiday and can’t make it?

Don’t worry – you can still do some holiday shopping online in our Marketplace and eBay store, or purchase a Forklift gift card for a loved one!

Not only that, but we’re having an eBay sale!  From Green Friday (Nov. 23rd) through Cyber Monday (Nov. 26th), save 20% in our eBay store.  (Discount does not apply to shipping costs, and is not valid on purchases made in-store)

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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.

 

This week’s schedule and events

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Blog, Community Happenings, Events, Holidays and Long Weekends, News, Parties at Community Forklift | 0 comments

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Community Forklift will be closed on Thanksgiving, and closing a little earlier the night before, in order to give our staff some much-deserved time off to spend with friends and family.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Wednesday, November 21:  Open 9am – 4pm
CLOSING EARLY – If you are picking up a big bulky item or dropping off a donation,
you must arrive by 3:30pm.

Thursday, November 22:  CLOSED

Regular hours resume on Friday, November 23, 2018:  Open 9 am – 7 pm every day of the week

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And don’t forget; after Thanksgiving, you’re invited to join us for a celebration of community instead of commercialism!

GREEN FRIDAY & SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
November 23 & 24 | 11am-4pm

We’ll have free community crafting (make your own gifts!), music, delicious holiday treats, a Holiday Gift Market, free photos with Santa, and more! It’s FREE for the whole family.
Click here for more information.

 

Flash Sale: Half off furniture & more

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Flash Sale: Half off furniture & more

This Tuesday and Wednesday,

take 50% off furniture, housewares, & art

On Nov. 20-21, save on modern AND vintage chairs, tables, dressers, shelves, desks, cookware, lamps, mirrors, wall art, and more!

Please note: This flash sale does not include built-in shelving or cabinetry like bathroom vanities, kitchen cabinets, or lockers; work benches or tool stands; mantels; appliances; 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.

Yes, Christmas decor is half off too!

Wreaths, boxes of surplus lights, ornaments, and other items in our holiday pop-up shop are part of the two-day sale.

Can’t make it to the warehouse?  Shop with us online! 

In addition to the treasures to be found in our warehouse, we also list a variety of vintage and specialty items online. Find vintage decor, bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items and more in our eBay store; vintage hardware and decor in our online marketplace; and high-end furniture in our Chairish store.

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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.

Weekend Flash Sale: Paint and Lighting

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Monthly Sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Weekend Flash Sale: Paint and Lighting

This Saturday and Sunday,

November 17 – 18, 2018

Lighting & ceiling fans are 40% off!

This sale includes modern and vintage lighting and ceiling fans. Sale includes overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, patio lights, fluorescent ceiling fans (with or without lights) and lamps from every era!

Please note:  Sale does not include other light parts or electrical supplies. 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.

Save on paint too!

Save 40% on donated cans and buckets of paint, stain, adhesives, and other types of liquid of all sizes.

Please note: This 40% off sale does not include powders, grout, Amazon Select Paint (see below), select specialty items, or items with missing or damaged price tags.

Save 10% on all colors and sizes of Amazon Select Paint (including primer).  Amazon Select Paints are premium quality, eco-friendly latex paints.  Available in 20 beautiful and consistent colors, Amazon Select Paint can be used for interior or exterior applications, and can be used on drywall, wood, stucco, or masonry.

Plus, check out our Christmas pop-up shop

We have wreaths, boxes of surplus lights, LED projectors, ornaments, and more! Stop by soon to get everything you need to deck your halls this holiday season.

Can’t make it to the warehouse? Shop with us online!

In addition to the treasures to be found in our warehouse, we also list a variety of vintage and specialty items online. Find vintage decor, bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items and more in our eBay store; vintage hardware and decor in our online marketplace; and high-end furniture in our Chairish store.

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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.

Whether you shop or donate, you’re helping neighbors in need

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Forklifter Profiles, general, Non-profit partners, Our Partners | 0 comments

Whether you shop or donate, you’re helping neighbors in need

Through our Home Essentials Program, Community Forklift provides free supplies to neighbors in need. Every time you shop or donate, you make it possible for us to distribute building materials, fixtures, appliances, and furniture free-of-cost to local seniors, families, veterans, and other individuals.  Some of them are struggling to afford repairs on the family home, and others are moving into safe housing after a period of homelessness.

Thanks to your support this year, so far we’ve distributed $48,326 in materials to 492 people in 171 households. Home Essentials is a low-barrier program, meaning we try to keep our grants as accessible and flexible as we can.  People are referred to us by caseworkers, neighbors, government agencies, nonprofits, teachers, and community leaders.  Here are two examples:

“I truly appreciate the services provided at Community Forklift. I was told about this resource by the Aging and Disability Resource Center in DC.

 

The social work field is filled with rewarding and fulfilling experiences, when you are able to assist people in need of help.  At times, clients need resources that are not affordable or available.  One of the most consistent frustrations for a person in the social work field is when you are unable to assist people in need of resources.

 

Community Forklift is a breath of fresh air because of the services that you guys provide. I have referred several clients to the program.  Most notably, I was working with a mother in her twenties who needed dressers, beds, and lamps for her three children. After I sent the referral, Community Forklift called the mom and scheduled a time to pick out and pick up the furniture.  The referral was very straight forward and comprehensive.

 

You not only provide much-needed home essentials, you guys provide home essentials with a smile. I really appreciate the personal touch that I receive each time I call. It is evident that Community Forklift is truly here for the community, and the community is better because of the great services you provide! Thanks!”

 

–Mr. Patterson, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) at the Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) case management agency.

Another person referred to us recently was Ms. G., age 84 and a resident of Hyattsville, MD.  Her stove caught on fire, but with the help of Ms. Walker at Hyattsville Aging in Place, she received a Kenmore glass-top electric stove from the ‘Lift.

“Ms. G. was thrilled! So glad this worked out. By the way, the stove looks great in her home.” –Ms. Walker

 

Who’s thinking about gardening in November?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in Blog, Donation Development, Events, Gardening, Parties at Community Forklift | 0 comments

Who’s thinking about gardening in November?

We Are!

As the weather gets chilly, most of DC is turning up the thermostat, winterizing yards, and cleaning out cluttered sheds. But Community Forklift is starting to plan for warmer times and our annual spring fling; the Garden Party!

Imagine it; a sunny April day, birds singing, live music playing, food trucks cooking, and row upon row of gently used, discounted, and hard-to-find gardening supplies just waiting to be brought home to a new yard.

You can help make this happen!

Give your old gardening and landscaping supplies a new life by requesting a pick up or dropping off at our warehouse 7 days a week.

And sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on the Garden Party and other Community Forklift programs throughout the year.

Deals on Doors and Carpet

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Deals on Doors and Carpet

Midweek Flash Sale:

Doors are 50% off

This Wednesday & Thursday, November 14 & 15, take 50% off the marked prices on modern AND vintage doors at the Forklift, including 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.  (Sale does not include doors with stained glass, pebbled glass, or other specialty glass.)

Carpet & Rugs are 25% off

During the midweek flash sale, save on rolls of brand-new carpet, vintage rugs, and carpet tiles.  (Sale does not include other types of flooring).

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.

Plus,

check out our Christmas Popup Shop!

We have wreaths, boxes of surplus lights, LED projectors, vintage ornaments, and more. Stop by soon to get everything you need to deck your halls this holiday season.

And find unique gifts online

We offer hundreds of items through eBay and Chairish, but recently, we also launched our very own online store, the Community Forklift Marketplace. Although online items are not included in flash sales, you can find cool lighting, furniture knobs and pulls, home decor, and architectural salvage!  Purchases can be shipped to you, or you can make arrangements to pick them up.

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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. 

Yes, we’re open Monday – and feeling thankful!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklifter Profiles, general, Holidays and Long Weekends, News, Non-profit partners, Our Partners, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Yes, we’re open Monday – and feeling thankful!

(First, a reminder:  Community Forklift will be open 9 AM – 7 PM this Monday, 11/12/18 and…

We’re having a storewide sale

Take 40% off almost everything, including modern and vintage items.  Get all the details here.)

Thank you, veterans –

and thanks to our partners for supporting veterans when they come home 

Did you know that when you shop or donate at Community Forklift, you’re helping us serve local veterans?

Over the years, we’ve been a resource for nonprofits and government programs that help veterans with housing.  One such program assists homeless veterans and their families to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing through the distribution of housing vouchers.

Once a person is approved for a voucher, they still need to furnish their new home.  Their case managers often encourage them to apply to our Home Essentials Program to receive free furniture, appliances, and repair supplies.  Here are a few recent examples:

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Ms. W., a 55 year-old veteran, applied to our program with help from her social worker at the HUD/VASH program. Ms. W. needed several furniture pieces for her apartment. She used her store credit to select a beautiful glass table with four chairs, and a comfortable love seat.

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Mr. W, a 64 year-old veteran, received a GE stainless-steel microwave earlier this year.  He told us,

“Thank you for the microwave. Mine stopped working before Christmas, and I didn’t have the money to replace it. I had a stroke several years ago, and have paralysis on my right hand, so it’s easier for me to use the microwave for most things, rather than the stove. I appreciate this very much.”

His case manager added, “I checked with him this morning, and it is working perfectly, and as a bonus, looks great in his kitchen. He is very appreciative of Community Forklift, as am I.”

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Mr. B, a 43 year-old veteran, and his wife moved into a new apartment and needed a couple of items to “make our apartment look like home.” They found a cheerful red couch, two chairs, and a mini-fridge.

 

The donors who gave these items to the Forklift probably thought they were just doing a small good deed… but clean furniture and working appliances can make a big difference for the comfort and health of a veteran.  (For example, a mini fridge means that someone with mobility issues can keep medicine and snacks right by their bed).

Thanks to all of you who have supported our Home Essentials program through your donations.

Our veterans and their families have already served us;

it’s our honor to serve them in return.

 

Now through Monday, almost everything is 40% off

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Holidays and Long Weekends, Parties at Community Forklift, Sales | 0 comments

Now through Monday, almost everything is 40% off

STOREWIDE SALE

On November 10, 11, & 12, 2018

Modern, vintage, & antique items are 40% off! 

Planning a DIY project for the long weekend?  From 9am – 7pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, you’ll save big on items with blue and orange tags.

Here’s your chance to save hundreds on big-ticket items like cabinet sets and appliances.

Sale includes tile, furniture, lumber, windows, shutters, doors, mantels, sinks, light fixtures, architectural salvage, and much, much more.

Sale does not include select specialty items, items sold online, or items from our consignment partners.  Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  May not be combined with other sales. 

We’ve got a ton of surplus tile right now.

Can’t make it into the warehouse?  Shop online!

We offer hundreds of items through eBay and Chairish, but recently, we also launched our very own online store, the Community Forklift Marketplace. Although online items are not included in the sale this weekend, you can find really unique vintage lighting, furniture knobs and pulls, home decor, and architectural salvage!  Purchases can be shipped to you, or you can make arrangements to pick them up.

Join us after Thanksgiving

Shop green, shop small, or not at all; here’s a good reason to stay away from the mall:  our Green Friday and Small Business Saturday extravaganza.  It’s our alternative to Black Friday, where you can make great presents, check out locally-made art and gifts, and spent time with those you love.

Let’s celebrate community, not consumerism!

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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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