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301-985-5180 |  www.CommunityForklift.org
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781
(5 min. from DC, near Hyattsville)
Open 7 days a week, from 9 AM - 6 PM - 
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and open till 7 PM on Wednesdays & Fridays.
(Please drop off donations at least 30 minutes before closing time.)
 Pleasevote Today is the last day...  
Please take a few seconds to 
vote for us!
   
Dear Forklift Fans - We're in the running for " Best Green Business" in the City Paper's 2017 contest. If we win, it means valuable free publicity for our nonprofit.



If we win, more homeowners and contractors will learn about us, and more of them will donate. This means that:
  • more materials will be kept out of the landfill, 
  • more folks will be able to afford repairs,
  • we can give more home essentials to neighbors in need,
  • more green jobs will be created, and of course... 
You'll find more fun stuff here in the warehouse!  


We'd be so grateful for your vote! The contest ends at midnight on Sunday, March 5th, and the winners are announced in April.
Thanks very much,
The Forklifters


P.S. - While you're at it, our friends at Tanglewood Works are hoping to win  Best Handmade Home Decor  - 
so please vote for them too!

commgivingreportWow - look what you did!

Thanks to support from YOU and all the other Forklift Fans, Community Forklift was able to do a LOT of community giving in 2016:

We started tracking of our giving in 2011, and this brings our cumulative totals to... drum roll... $125,000 in materials donations through Home Essentials and $220,000 of in-kind grants through Community Building Blocks! 


The materials we donate include things like 
  • cabinets and counters to replace a family's kitchen after it was burned down,
  • dining tables and dressers to a refugee resettlement organization that ensures our new neighbors feel welcomed,
  • a mini-fridge for quick access to medication for a senior with limited mobility,
  • windows for a local school to teach their construction students how to install them, or
  • fencing and decking materials to keep local park trails safe for visitors
BUT we're always hoping to give out MORE!  Your financial contribution or material donation can go a long way in impacting the lives of over one million local residents who rely on our programs and the services from our partners. Can't donate directly? No problem! Shop at our warehouse or online anytime - your purchases will support our giving programs!

Keep up the great work, Forklift Fans!  
We couldn't do it without you.


GardenParty
Coming up soon!
Saturday & Sunday,
April 1st & 2nd

Community Forklift's Annual Garden Party is a fun-filled festival with:

Throughout the winter, we collect gently-used and surplus lawn & garden supplies as well as outdoor d├ęcor and furniture.  Then, we put it all out for your shopping pleasure during the Garden Party! It's the Forklift's biggest fundraiser each year - proceeds support our work to create green jobs, reduce waste, educate the public about reuse, and provide free supplies to nonprofits & neighbors in need. 

Now in it's 8th year, it's so popular that we've expanded it to TWO DAYS!  Visit our blog for the  full schedule.

Dress to Impress
You can win prizes and gift certificates for wearing your best garden party attire, so start planning a stylish ensemble.  (Friendly, leashed pets are encouraged to dress up too)


Workshopvolunteers
Do you have skills to share?

We're now planning our 2017 workshops, and we need your help. Do you have experience in reuse, upcycling crafts, old home repair, green living, or historic preservation?  I f so, please consider sharing your skills!  Send us  your workshop idea here  - and  spread the word to your handy friends, too!

(I f you are a contractor or artisan, it's a great way to serve your community, get some publicity, and meet potential clients.)


Jobs
Know someone looking for work?

End Time Harvest Ministry is a local nonprofit that empowers youth and families in our community (and they're a great partner - they send smart young  interns to the Forklift each summer).  Please spread the word:  they're seeking a Career Development and Outreach Specialist.  


Trees 
Help your congregation save money 
and get free trees! 

 
There are  FREE trees available for religious communities in Prince George's County!  Trees for Sacred Places   is a wonderful program that can help your congregation plant trees AND  save on stormwater impact fees through Prince George's Alternative Compliance Program.  

This program is also available statewide, so if you have connections with churches or faith-owned property anywhere in Maryland, p lease spread the word!  For more info, visit   www.InterfaithChesapeake.org/Tree_Planting_Program
MonthlySales
March Sales
Please Note:  Some exclusions apply. Monthly sales do not include select specialty items, consignment items, or items sold online. Items with missing or damaged tags will not be sol d.
Fireplace Accessories & HVAC - 50% off!
  


This month, take half off the orange and blue tags on:
  • Radiators
  • Radiator covers
  • Fireplace tools & andirons
  • Fireplace screens
  • Fireplace inserts
  • Vents & Register covers
  • Heating & cooling equipment 
  • Insulation & ductwork
Sale does not include water heaters, plumbing & electrical parts, mantelpieces, or white-tag consignment items.

50% off Light Fixtures


Throughout March, take half off the orange & blue price tags on lights, shades, & bulbs.  We've got a wide variety of periods and styles.  Sale includes chandeliers, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, patio lights, lamps, ceiling fans with lights, fluorescent fixtures, and more!  

Sale does not include other light parts or electrical supplies, ceiling fans without lights, or white-tag items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner.
25% off Unframed Doors  

Save on most doors with orange or blue tags, including oversize doors, barn doors, carriage house doors, French doors, exterior doors, bifold doors, cabinet doors, and more!

Sale does NOT include doors in frames.

Spruce up your yard with a unique privacy fence!  
Photo from TheDoodleHouse.com

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Find out about our surprise sales, learn about unusual items in stock, and get all the info that won't fit in our newsletter! 
onlineofferings
 

Did you know that we have a lot of items that are available only online? We have tons of vintage hardware and decor available in our Etsy store!


Or, to see a range of vintage decor, bathroom fixtures, machinery, and commercial items, v isit our  Ebay store.


301-985-5180 |  www.CommunityForklift.org
Open 7 days a week, from 9 AM - 6 PM - and now open till 7 PM on Wednesdays & Fridays.
(Please drop off donations at least 30 minutes before closing time.)
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