301-985-5180 | www.CommunityForklift.org
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781 (5 minutes from DC, near Hyattsville)
Open 7 days a week, from 9 AM - 6 PM, and open till 7 PM on Wednesdays & Fridays.
(Please drop off donations at least 30 minutes before closing time.)
Live Jazz + Clothing Swap = Friday Night Fun
Join us for Forklift First Friday TONIGHT,
Friday, June 1st from 6 PM - 8 PM
We're turning the warehouse into a pop-up arts and crafts market with live music, delicious local food, and craft beer & wine! Plus, this month the party will include a clothing swap...
Don't miss the Clothing Swap-O-Rama!

Spring cleaning with a twist:
Why spend a lot of $$$ when you can swap old for new and customize your finds? A Swap-O-Rama is a fun opportunity to recycle pre-loved clothing and spruce up your wardrobe.

How it works:
* Bring a bag or more of clean, gently used clothes
* Modify your finds at any of the DIY Stations
* Take home as much as you can carry!!

Cost:
$5 donation to support the Port Towns CDC,
our local community development organization

The swap begins at 5 PM
It looks like have a good selection - folks have told us they're bringing clothes for kids, men, and women - including plus size!

Then, from 6 PM TO 8 PM, we'll have live jazz from The Tritone Trio,
delicious local food from Healthy Fool, craft beer and wine from Town Center Market, local artists, and activities for all ages - the strolling magician returns!
Learn to Do-It-Yourself
Check out our free upcoming workshops
Did you know we offer public workshops throughout the year? We explore home repair, reuse and upcycling, and environmental stewardship.

10 AM - 12 PM on Saturday, June 2, 2018
presented by Eric Lewis

11 AM - 12 PM on Saturday, June 23, 2018
presented by Mark Wardlaw of BNV Remodeling

We always need volunteers for our workshop series! Presenters receive a $75 gift certificate - so let us know if you have a topic in mind .
Do you like that we keep usable materials out of the landfill?
Do you appreciate that we give back to local communities?
Do you just love shopping here?

We need people like you to become
Community Builders!
Our Outreach & Education team relies on a crew of passionate, outgoing individuals to represent Forklift and spread the word about the work that we do. Community Builders are enthusiastic, genuine, comfortable with people from diverse backgrounds, and committed to the environmental and community-oriented aspects of our mission.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, or someone you know, to get out, do some good, and support your favorite reuse center,
click here to find out more and apply today!
Love Vintage? Join our team!
Are you fascinated by antique, unique architectural
items and housewares? Are you friendly, detail-oriented, and strong in English, math, and computer research skills? You could be our next Vintage Pricing Associate!

Forklift is looking for a mission-driven individual to join our green workforce part-time. The ideal candidate has experience researching, merchandising, and selling antique and vintage items, especially furniture, architectural salvage, and lighting; has strong customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills; and is available on weekends. For full details and benefits, visit our jobs listing page .
Forklift Featured: A "Second Chance" Organization
Terp Magazine often profiles University of Maryland alumni who are doing good work in their communities. For the most recent issue, they interviewed Community Forklift's CEO Nancy J. Meyer, whose background is as eclectic as the items you'll find on an average visit
to our warehouse. Read the full article here.
Forklift Partner Spotlight: NARI
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is a nonprofit trade association for builders and remodelers. With 50+ chapters nationwide, NARI offers education and certification to its members, operating under the belief that everyone has the right to live in safe, comfortable homes. For years, members of NARI's DC Metro Chapter have sent materials our way, helping to break the cycle of good, usable materials being sent to the waste stream. To hear from DC NARI members about the details of our partnership, visit our blog.

Do YOU have leftovers from a recent remodel?

You can donate to the Forklift (drop off or request a free pickup) and help us keep usable materials out of the landfill.
Around Town: News from our Neighbors
7PM - 10 PM on Saturday, June 9
The Neighborhood Design Center, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that strives to strengthen neighborhood livability and sustainability by mobilizing volunteer design professionals, is celebrating 50 years of community design. With a second office in Hyattsville, the NDC has worked on community design projects throughout the Port Towns, such as preservation of the historic Bostwick House in Bladensburg.

Enjoy watermelon cocktails, a soul shake down, and silent auction at their Reverbations gala, held at University of Baltimore's John and Frances Angelos Law Center. Click here for tickets and full details .

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12 PM - 4 PM on Saturday, June 9
Celebrate our great little town of Edmonston with your friends and family at this free event at the Edmonston Recreation Center, located at 1500 Tanglewood Drive. The Parade will commence at 11 AM.

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9 AM - 3 PM on Saturday, June 9
Free and open to the public, the 2018 PG County Housing Fair features industry professionals that can speak with attendees about preparing to purchase a home, financing a home, home demonstrations, and more. The event will include free workshops, seminars and panel discussions, and will be held at the PG County Sports and Learning Complex (next to FedEx Field) in Landover, Maryland.
A weekend just for women
Get ready for The Self-Sufficient Woman weekend retreat! Join a welcoming group of enterprising women to conquer fun challenges you probably never thought you could tackle (and eat yummy food - there's always yummy food). Walk away with new skills, revived confidence, and a refreshed mindset.

Attendees will learn skills and secrets for: DIY home repair, urban gardening, lock-picking, financial literacy, and bike mechanics from several talented, self-taught instructors.

The retreat will take place in the DC area from August 3-5, 2018
(Several of the workshops will be held in Community Forklift's workshop space). Register by June 3 for a break on the standard price. For full details, visit the Rocky Retreat's website .
June Sale: 40% off Windows
Throughout the month of June 2018, take 40% off your purchase of modern and vintage windows, window sashes, and storm windows. Yes, the sale includes vintage windows with wavy glass!

Please note: This monthly sale does not include stained glass windows, window treatments, shutters, or window trim. Monthly sales do not include select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Monthly sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.
Can't make it into the warehouse?
Our online stores are always open!
Did you know that we also sell items online?
All proceeds help us continue to lift up local communities through reuse. Find vintage decor, bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and more in our eBay store; vintage hardware and decor in our Etsy store; and high-end furniture in our Chairish store.
301-985-5180 | www.CommunityForklift.org
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781 (5 minutes from DC, near Hyattsville)
Open 7 days a week, from 9 AM - 6 PM, and open till 7 PM on Wednesdays & Fridays.
(Please drop off donations at least 30 minutes before closing time.)