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Help give FREE appliances to neighbors in need

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Community Happenings, Donation Development, Fundraising, News | 0 comments

Help give FREE appliances to neighbors in need

How do you cook a healthy and affordable meal for your family without a working stove or refrigerator? How does a person with mobility issues clean their clothes when their washer stops working? How does a senior recover from a medical condition in a house without a working air conditioner?

Thousands of Maryland families and individuals with low incomes struggle with these issues every year. Community Forklift picks up donations of building materials, furniture, appliances, and more and gives those in need access to these basic life necessities.

One recipient, Ms. M, is a 77-year-old Maryland Resident who couldn’t afford to replace her broken 27-year-old refrigerator. Her social worker referred her to Community Forklift and we provided her with a gently-used appliance. In an email, her social worker said that “Ms. M. is so happy and wanted to be sure to express her gratitude for your help!”

Now, through the Maryland Charity Campaign 2019, Maryland State Employees and eligible Retirees can support this mission through a convenient payroll deduction. The campaign only lasts until December 17, so donate today.

  1. Log on to mcc.maryland.gov
  2. Click “Give Now” and complete the giving process online
  3. Use Community Forklift’s Charity Code, 52-1975012

Not a Maryland State Employee or eligible Retiree? Visit CommunityForklift.org and discover all the ways you can contribute. Maryland residents who donate $500 or more by December 31, 2019, are eligible for a Community Investment Tax Credit. Thank you for helping Community Forklift lift up our community!

Mid-week Flash Sale: 25% off Furniture

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Mid-week Flash Sale: 25% off Furniture

Two-day Flash Sale

Save 25% on modern and vintage furniture

From 9am to 7pm this Wednesday and Thursday (November 13 & 14), take 25% off modern and vintage furniture. Save on tables, dressers, shelves, wardrobes, desks, file cabinets, and more! 

Please note: This flash sale does not include built-in cabinetry like bathroom vanities or kitchen cabinets; 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.  May not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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November Sale

25% off Lighting

During the month of November, take 25% off the blue and orange price tags on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers. The sale includes glass shades and globes, overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, outdoor lighting, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps. Visit our blog for details.

Please note:  This sale does not include 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.

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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.

We are Open on Monday! 25% Off Storewide

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Holidays and Long Weekends, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

We are Open on Monday! 25% Off Storewide

Save 25% Storewide

Monday, November 11

Community Forklift will be open 9 am – 7 pm on Monday. 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!

We expect to be busy, so please be patient with staff, volunteers, and your fellow Forklift Fans.  If it has been a while since you last visited, check out our Policies and Shopping Tips for info about what to expect, what to bring, and what to wear. If you are dropping off a donation or picking up a bulky item, please arrive before 6:30pm.

Please note: This flash sale does not include lumber, bricks and masonry, select specialty items, items listed online, 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. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Storewide sale for the long weekend

Posted by on Nov 8, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Holidays and Long Weekends, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Storewide sale for the long weekend

We are open on Veterans Day!

25% off Storewide

Saturday, November 9 – Monday, November 11

Community Forklift will be open 9 am – 7 pm over the long 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!

We expect to be busy, so please be patient with staff, volunteers, and your fellow Forklift Fans.  If it has been a while since you last visited, check out our Policies and Shopping Tips for info about what to expect, what to bring, and what to wear. If you are dropping off a donation or picking up a bulky item, please arrive before 6:30pm.

Please note: This flash sale does not include lumber, bricks and masonry, select specialty items, items listed online, 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. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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Also on Sale

Take 50% off items in our Courtyard

Now through Sunday, November 10

Save on granite & marble counters, cast iron sinks, modern and vintage tubs, wrought iron, security doors, window bars, and more! We offer 5 days of free storage on most bulk items, so if you buy something heavy during the sale, you have a little time to figure out how to get it home.

Please note: The sale does not include bricks or masonry, items inside the warehouse, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, lumber, or items listed online. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.

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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 the Dates: Green Friday and Small Business Saturday

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Blog, Community Happenings, Community Happenings, Events, Green Living, Holidays and Long Weekends, News, Parties at Community Forklift, Workshops | 0 comments

Save the Dates: Green Friday and Small Business Saturday

Shop green, shop small, or don’t shop at all – here’s an excuse to stay away from the mall! Instead of fighting crowds to buy presents, come by our warehouse to relax with friends, shop with local businesses, and even learn how to MAKE presents.

November 29 & 30 | 11 am – 2 pm

We’re looking for a few more crafters who can teach visitors how to make their own gifts. Submit an interest form if you’d like to participate!

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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. 

Courtyard Clearance: Save 50%

Posted by on Nov 5, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Gardening, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Courtyard Clearance: Save 50%

Take 50% off items in our Courtyard

Wednesday – Sunday

November 6 – 10, 2019, take 50% off items in our courtyard. The sale includes granite & marble counters, cast iron sinks, modern and vintage tubs, wrought iron, security doors, window bars, and more!

Remember, we offer 5 days of free storage on most bulk items, so if you buy something heavy during the sale, you have a little time to figure out how to get it home.

Please note: The sale does not include bricks or masonry, items inside the warehouse, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, lumber or items listed online. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.

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Other sales & events

November Lighting Sale: Save 25%

During the month of November, take 25% off the blue and orange price tags on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers. The sale includes glass shades and globes, overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, outdoor lighting, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps. Visit our blog for details.

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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. 

November Sale: 25% off lighting

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

November Sale: 25% off lighting

See your Thanksgiving dinner in a whole new light! During the month of November, take 25% off the blue and orange price tags on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers.

The sale includes glass shades and globes, overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, outdoor lighting, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps.

Please note:  This sale does not include 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.

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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. 

Midweek sale: 40% off furniture

Posted by on Oct 29, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, News, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Midweek sale: 40% off furniture

Two-day Flash Sale

Save 40% on modern and vintage furniture

From 9am to 7pm this Wednesday and Thursday (October 30 & 31), take 40% off modern and vintage furniture. Save on tables, dressers, shelves, wardrobes, desks, file cabinets, and more! 

Please note: This flash sale does not include built-in cabinetry like bathroom vanities or kitchen cabinets; 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.  May not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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Final days of October sales:

25% off Doors & 10% off eBay

We have more than 2,000 modern & vintage doors in stock!  Save on barn doors, antique wood panel, French, bifold, louvered, storm, and screen doors.  Also included are over-sized doors, modern doors in frames, & cast iron security doors. The sale does not include door hardware, windows, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other sales.

Take 10% off items in our award-winning eBay store! You’ll find new and vintage tools, stunning light fixtures, mid-century and decorative vintage tile, new commercial items, replacement appliance parts, new and vintage hardware, vintage bath fixtures, commercial and home appliances, and MUCH more! Note: October sale discount does not apply to shipping costs.

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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.

Koiner Farm is going to GLOW pumpkins!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2019 in Blog, Community Happenings, Community Happenings, Events, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, News, Non-profit partners | 0 comments

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Reuse your jack-o’-lantern and extend your Halloween fun through the weekend by dropping off your carved pumpkins at Koiner Farm on November 1. The farm will display your pumpkin in the Koiner Farm Pumpkin show, Friday-Sunday, November 1-3, with a pumpkin lighting each day at dusk. Donated pumpkins will be composted on Monday.

Koiner Farm is on the corner of Grove and Easley Streets in downtown Silver Spring. Visit https://www.ckcfarming.org/ to learn more about this urban farm foundation.

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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.





Seeking craft demos, gift-making workshops, & a DJ

Posted by on Oct 24, 2019 in Blog, Events, Holidays and Long Weekends, News, Parties at Community Forklift | 0 comments

Each year after Thanksgiving, we host a Green Friday & Small Business Saturday party. Instead of fighting the crowds at the big box chains on Black Friday, folks can come here to celebrate community, make their own presents, and support local artisans.

We are now accepting applications for craft demos, gift-making workshops, and exhibitors. Come join us!

Friday, Nov. 29th, 11am – 2pm

Saturday Nov. 30th, 11am – 2pm

It’s FREE to exhibit, and spaces are limited – so please submit your interest form right away. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Nov. 6th. We are looking for a DJ as well as exhibitors.

Exhibitors, please note:

  • Visitors are expecting to make their own gifts, so high priority will be given to vendors that can provide a gift-making activity. Can you offer a “make it, take it” craft, or a way that they can customize their purchase from you? Past examples have included a woodworker who showed people how to carve their own spoons, a wreath-maker who assisted people in decorating the wreaths with ribbon, and a sign-maker who helped people paint their own cute holiday signs.
  • You do not have to be a professional – we welcome amateurs and people who have never sold their work before.
  • We work with vendors on a producer-only basis, meaning the items you sell must be created and/or grown by you. Due to limited space, we are not able to include independent consultants, for-profit distributors, and brokers.
  • We give high priority to applicants who offer eco-friendly or upcycled items.

Click here to apply!

Any questions? Please email Ruthie at Events@CommunityForklift.org