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Late-November, 2019 Newsletter
Community Forklift

Lifting up communities through reuse




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Green Friday and Small Business Saturday photos
Join us for Green Friday &
Small Business Saturday 2019!

We hate Black Friday — the commercialism, the cost, and the unhappy crowds. Let’s celebrate community instead!

Come by our warehouse to relax with friends and make presents. We’ll have live entertainment, a salvage sale, local artists, delicious food, and free photos with Santa for all ages.  And it’s FREE for the whole family.  (Of course, you are welcome to bring cash so you can patronize the locally-owned businesses, tip the entertainers, and support your favorite reuse nonprofit!)



at the Community Forklift warehouse
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781 
(5 minutes outside DC in the Hyattsville area)



Coat hanger made from upcycled materials Santa and reindeer Gift Card
Make your own gifts from green materials while supplies last!
Santa loves DIY and will be here to say hello to all the Forklift Fans!
Community Forklift gift cards and vintage items make great gifts! 
Reuse Center Facepainting artist Beeswax candles
Subscribe to our blog for details to be announced!
Rachel of Signs Wonders and Gifts will turn your face into a work of art.
Browse unique items handmade by local artisans including TV’s Bees.
Ron Hicks Project playing in the reuse center Pink Confetti cupcakes OUT OF TOWN FOR THE HOLIDAY?
Don’t worry — You can still do some holiday shopping online in our Marketplace and eBay stores!
November 30 at 11am: Ron Hicks Project
November 30 at 1pm: Roxanne Jarrett
November 30: Pink Confetti cakes, cupcakes, and cookies
For more information, visit our website!


Lift Up Your Community
It's hard to cook dinner in a cold oven.

Community Forklift provides free basic necessities to neighbors in need: a hot oven for cooking a Thanksgiving dinner, a working washing machine for cleaning school clothes, or a refrigerator for keeping healthy foods fresh. 


Every financial gift helps us fulfill our mission to promote reuse and lift up our community. Donate today by visiting CommunityForklift.org/contribute and help us make life’s necessities possible for our neighbors in need.


Thank you for your support!


Polar Bear Plunge 2020
Community Forklift supporter about to jump into the Potomac. Community Forklift is taking the plunge! On January 25th, a team of Community Forklift fans will wade into the icy Potomac to raise money for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), the first grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in our area.

How can you help? Join our Forklift Freezers fundraising team, raise money to fight global warming, and take the plunge with us in January. Or if you’d rather stay on dry land, donate to our team and come cheer us on!


Visit our Holiday Pop-up Shop!
The shop is full of vintage and new holiday decorations including wreaths, Christmas trees and stands, ornaments, gifts, and more! The reuse center is open seven days a week 9am – 7pm and is located five minutes from DC, near Hyattsville. 
Christmas wreaths Holiday Popup shop Trunk full of Christmas ornaments
Shop online for Holiday Gifts
Check out these great gift items and more in our eBay store! You can also find us on Chairish and in our own Community Forklift Marketplace. The cool stuff goes quickly, though, so look now before the item you want sells!
Finial Chandelier crystal Chinese Plant Stand
Vintage Cast Iron Fence Post Finial Vintage Chandelier Crystal Chinese Plant Stand
Wedgewood china Vintage safety glasses Military roadside kit
Wedgewood Federal City Plate Set Vintage Bausch and Lomb Safety Glasses Vintage Military Roadside Emergency Kit
Community Forklift Marketplace ebay shop ebay shop
November Sales
Vintage wooden capital Cyber Weekend Sale: 15% off Ebay items

November 28 – December 2, save 15% on 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 more!  Note: discount does not apply to shipping costs.

Vintage lamp FINAL WEEK
November Sale: 25% off Lighting

Throughout the month of November, take 25% off the blue and orange price tags on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers.


Work with Us
Work with Us
Community Forklift building storefront  

Mural Painter/Artist

We’re looking for a mural painter/artist who can render images and text on a building. Please send a letter of interest, a resume and pictures of work completed to Nancy@CommunityForklift.org.


We collect building materials, but did you know you can also donate…?
✓  NEW! A portion of your eBay sales
✓  Fine art: paintings, prints and drawings
✓  Antique & vintage jewelry & watches
✓  Area rugs and carpets
✓  Sterling silver serving & table settings
✓  Vintage furniture
✓  Any type of vehicle! Learn More.
Visit communityforklift.org/donate to learn more about special donations.
Aquatic vehicle
Any type of vehicle!
Maryland taxpayers—your donation valued at more than $500 may be eligible for the Maryland Community Investment Tax Credits.

Santa with kids Community Forklift Green Friday and Small Business Saturday

Come by our warehouse to relax with friends, shop with local businesses, and learn how to make presents! Learn more and invite your friends!
November 29 & 30, 2019, 11 am – 2 pm

Visioning Together Building Community logo Greater Riverdale Community Vision Workshops

Take part in shaping the future of the Greater Riverdale Community by sharing your ideas for improvement. Childcare, refreshments, and raffle prizes at each event. Teens welcome!

November 23, December 4 & 13 Learn More

Mount Rainier Holiday Craft Fair logo The Mount Rainier Holiday Craft Fair

Over three dozen crafters display and sell their work at Joe’s Movement Emporium.
December 7, 2019, 10 am – 5 pm Learn More

Christmas in April logo McDonald’s Fundraiser for Christmas in April
Visit McDonald’s at 6515 Old Alexandria Ferry Road in Clinton and 15% of proceeds from your order will go to Christmas in April, an organization that rehabilitates the houses of low-income homeowners.

December 10, 2019, 6 am – 3 pm


301-985-5180 | www.CommunityForklift.org
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781
(5 minutes from DC, near Hyattsville)
Open 7 days a week, from 9am – 7pm




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