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October, 2019 Newsletter
Community Forklift

Lifting up communities through reuse




Community Forklift

Forklift First Friday

Forklift First Friday
& Pop-up Fabric Shop
October 4, 2019 | 6 – 8 pm
Join us for the last party of the season, featuring…

Fabric Pop-up Sale
Fabric Pop-Up Shop
During the party, we’ll be offering a special selection of quality upholstery fabric for your shopping pleasure!
Spilling the News with Smokin’ Blues and Cool Jazz! Diane Daly sings standard jazz fare with a smoky stamp, ballads, blues, and bebop with some twists.
Lady Di & the Daly News
Smoke Stacks House of BBQ
These pit masters have been perfecting tried-and-true BBQ form, cooking meats low and slow over a variety of woods to bring out unique, smoky tenderness in every bite.
Pop-Up Bar by:
Town Center Market
Town Center Market is back for their fourth year in a row, serving up craft beers and wines at their signature Pop-Up Bar!
Town Center Market
Local Artist Market:
While you enjoy the live music and funky atmosphere, peruse our Artist Market.
Family Fun:
Facepainting Balloon Fun
Kids will have a blast dancing and exploring. Make sure to stop at Rachel Israel’s Signs Wonders and Gifts table for FREE face painting and prepare to be wowed by balloon artist Jay the Twister

Invite your friends

Climate Strikes
and why Community Forklift encourages you to participate.
Save Trees
Community Forklift fights climate change every day.
Last year, inspired by Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, young people around the world began ‘climate-striking’, demanding action against the global warming that darkens their future. In May, when 1.4 million kids walked out of school, they asked adults to join them next time. That time arrived this week when more than 4 million people in 150 countries participated in strikes demanding that leaders make meaningful changes to protect the environment.

Join the Global Climate Strike Movement

Since 2005, the ‘Lift has kept millions of dollars of building materials out of landfills and incinerators – and created 50 green jobs! By providing reclaimed materials to the market, we reduce demand for new products, which means fewer natural resources are extracted and less fossil fuel is burned. We’re proud to be part of the growing reuse industry – just one of many smart solutions that are going to help win the fight against climate change!
If you didn’t make it to this week’s strikes, visit globalclimatestrike.net to learn what comes next. You can also continue to help the Forklift build the green economy by donating materials, supporting our work with financial donations, and shopping in our warehouse and online stores instead of buying new materials.

Learn more about the Community Forklift’s mission


Thanks Freddie Mac for your donation!
Community Forklift offers a free pickup service for large donations. This past week, our donations team went to Freddie Mac in Sterling, VA to pick up a truckload of surplus carpet squares. They donated a nice variety of styles and colors! Stop by our warehouse for pricing and availability.
Cool stuff found at the 'Lift

Shop In-Store or Online
Cool stuff for sale at the 'Lift
Clockwise from top left: Antique tall chestnut door with frame (ebay); 1968 Ming Green American Standard toilet – complete! (ebay); Vintage Maling English hand-painted candlestick pair (in-store); glass mosaic tile, pallets of bulk tile still available (in-store); Halloween is coming! Vintage clown with horn painting (in-store); Ace Model 2000 1/2 horse sink disposal, open box (ebay); large antique birch corner hutch with leaded glass doors (in-store); Amazon paint, new stock just arrived (in-store); vintage wooden moon mid-century shutters (ebay).
*The cool stuff goes quickly – items pictured may no longer be available.
Community Forklift Marketplace ebay shop ebay shop
October Sales
10% OFF

25% Off Doors
Take 25% off the marked price on doors.
Throughout the month of October, save on barn doors, antique wood panel doors, french doors, oversized doors, bifold doors, louvered doors, iron security doors, storm doors, screen doors, and modern doors in frames.

Community Forklift

Through October, take 10% off items in our
award-winning ebay store.
Our ebay store has new and vintage hand and power tools, mid-century and decorative vintage tile, commercial and home appliances, new electrical and mechanical overstock items, replacement appliance parts, new and vintage hardware, vintage colored bath fixtures, and MUCH more!

Discount does not apply to shipping costs.

See All Current Sales

Work with Us
Work with Us
We take donations of building materials, but did you know we also take…?
✓  NEW! Portions 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.
Jewelry Box
Any type of vehicle!
Maryland taxpayers—your donation valued at more than $500 may be eligible for the Maryland Community Investment Tax Credits.
Around Town
Meet us at these local events!
Stop by the Community Forklift tent at these events to make hardware windchimes!
Takoma Park Street Festival
Takoma Park Street Festival
Sunday, October 6, 2019
10 AM – 5 pm
Big Build, National Building Museum
National Building Museum

Saturday, October 12, 2019
10 AM – 5 pm
Festival del Rio Anacostia

Saturday, October 12, 2019
11 AM – 4 pm
Festival del Rio, Anacostia
Other Local Events
Green Building Professional Seminar Series sponsored by BuildGreenDC.org. The final seminar is October 30, 2019. Learn More
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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