Community Forklift

Lifting up communities through reuse



Community Forklift Staff
Community Forklift Community Forklift diverts waste and converts donated items to green jobs, donations to our community, and events and education for our community


Dear Forklift Fan,

As we near the end of the year, we feel it’s important to highlight the meaningful work that we do for our community. Community Forklift converts donated building materials and home goods into jobs, economic development, and community resources. We are committed to providing good, higher than minimum wage jobs with excellent benefits, opportunities for growth, employment training, and mentoring.

This year, we increased support for our community by donating more than $68,000 of home essentials and materials to 523 people in 183 households, our highest giving year to date. This amounted to more than 4,500 items donated to households, other non-profits, and schools. We are the ONLY organization in the DMV to provide critical appliances and building materials free to our neighbors in need.

We’re proud of our work, and thank our supporters for making this important aspect of our mission possible. Our community’s appreciation combined with more than 30 local and national awards demonstrates that the work we are doing is having a positive impact.

Donations from homeowners, local contractors, and businesses make our work possible. Please consider making a financial or material donation in support of our work today!






Community Forklift welcomes financial contributions. Every financial gift, large or small, helps us fulfill our mission to promote reuse and to lift up communities.
Live in Maryland? Make your donation work for you with the Community Investment Tax Credit Program. For complete details, please visit our website.
Community Forklift is thankful for our donors who make it possible for us to give back to our community!
Shop Funky Gifts Online,
Pickup Locally

Find something for everyone among our interior decor, unique local items, new and vintage tools, beautiful lamps, historic items, and so much more!

Can’t decide? Give a gift card!*

From the top clockwise: Kamishimo Samurai figure by Iro-Gamishimo; steel bird shelf brackets, complete set of Snap-on® steep angle open end wrenches; vintage erector set; antique expanding foldable brass bookend set; vintage Claddagh solid brass door knocker; salvaged mushroom amber glass furniture knobs.

* Gift cards can be purchased at Community Forklift’s warehouse or by calling (301) 985-5180.

Community Forklift Marketplace ebay shop

Buy online and arrange for local pickup to receive funky gifts before the holidays!

giving back
for donating materials to resurface our parking lot. We and our customers really appreciate it!
December Sales
This weekend only
(December 15 &16)
save 50% on mantels
25% on lighting
Subscribe to the Community Forklift Blog to receive FLASH SALE notifications!
40% off vintage and salvaged doors
Doors, Doors, Doors - 40% off!
More than 1,200 modern and vintage doors to choose from.
Sale includes vintage wood panel, French, oversized, barn, bifold, louvered, storm, and screen doors. Visit our website for complete details and exclusions.

Garden Tools
Donate Unwanted Items
Renovating? Clearing out the basement, barn, or garage? Community Forklift offers free pickup service in the DMV.

Thank you Signature Kitchen & Bath
Thank you Gary Case and Signature Kitchen & Bath for making salvage and donation a part of your business!

Holiday Hours

Santa Taking Donations

We recommend that you drop off donations BEFORE December 30th as the line is usually very long at the end of the year. Donations are accepted until 6:30 pm during normal business hours.

During the holidays, Community Forklift is open
from 9am – 7pm daily with the following exceptions:

Monday, December 24: 9am – 4pm
Tuesday, December 25: CLOSED
Monday, December 31: 9am – 4pm
Tuesday, January 1: CLOSED

301-985-5180 |
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781 (5 minutes from DC, near Hyattsville)
Open 7 days a week, from 9am – 7pm
(please drop off donations at least 30 minutes prior to closing time.)




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