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Mid-November, 2019 Newsletter
Community Forklift

Lifting up communities through reuse




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It's hard to wash clothes in a broken machine.

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 uniforms, or a refrigerator for keeping healthy foods fresh. We can provide these essentials to neighbors because of generous people like you who donate materials, shop at our reuse center, or give money to support our efforts.

Why do you give? Is it because since 2005 Community Forklift has provided 1,202 households in need with free appliances, furniture, and other essentials? Is it knowing that your local non-profit community organizations can come to the reuse center to get free supplies for their projects? Or is it knowing that Community Forklift has diverted $42 million worth of materials from the landfill, making this world a little greener for future generations?

Whatever the reason, 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.

Green Friday and Small Business Saturday
Santa sitting with children at Community Forklift 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!

Visit our reuse warehouse
If you haven’t visited our warehouse recently, come see what’s new! We have a great selection of tools and hardware, lots of tile, vintage and modern furniture, and more. The warehouse is open seven days a week 9am – 7pm and is located five minutes from DC, near Hyattsville.
Lighting aisle at Community Forklift Vintage furniture at Community Forklift Plumbing fixtures at Community Forklift
Shop online
Check out these great 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!
Vintage 1951 Richmond Bath Sink Asaki 10-light Pendant Lamp Vintage Crescent Moon Shutters
Vintage 1951 Richmond Bath Sink Asaki 10-light Pendant Lamp Vintage Crescent Moon Shutters
Viking Professional 5-qt Mixer Vintage Tonk Clawfoot Stool Grohe Concetto Basin Faucet
Viking Professional 5-qt Mixer Vintage Tonk Clawfoot Stool Grohe Concetto Basin Faucet
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November Sales
Modern furniture at Community Forklift Veterans Day Weekend Sale: 25% off StorewideAlmost everything is 25% off November 9 – 11: modern, gently-used, and vintage furniture, home improvement supplies, architectural salvage, and more!
Wall lighting sconces at Community Forklift November Sale: 25% off LightingThroughout 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.
A blimp
Any type of vehicle!
Maryland taxpayers—your donation valued at more than $500 may be eligible for the Maryland Community Investment Tax Credits.
America Recycles Day logo America Recycles Day 2019
Take the #berecycled pledge and get involved with recycling in your community. This event coincides with Community Forklift’s 14th Birthday!
November 15, 2019 Learn More
Art as Worship, Worship as Art artwork Art as Worship, Worship as Art
Tap into your inner strength, share your voice, and move forward together through Workshops in Choral, Visual, and Movement Arts.
November 15 & 16, 2019 Learn More
Mount Rainier Holiday Craft Fair logo The Mount Rainier Holiday Craft FairOver three dozen crafters display and sell their work at Joe’s Movement Emporium.
December 7, 2019, 10 am – 5 pm Learn More
Reuse in the News
Why this woman digs through trash — and wants you to do the sameAfter working in investment banking, Anna Sacks now dedicates her life, personally and professionally, to reducing waste. Today.com
Walkabout: Building the case for deconstructionThe Build Reuse Conference took place in Pittsburgh last week and the Post-Gazette took a look at deconstruction. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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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