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
(Please drop off donations at least 30 minutes before closing time.)
Bring your friends, coworkers, & neighbors to
You're invited to the third installment of our summer concert series!
On July 6th, we're staying open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up artist market with live music, family fun, delicious local food, craft beer & wine, and this month - a pop-up shop full of designer fabrics!

When: Friday, July 6th, 6 PM - 8 PM
Where: Community Forklift
Who: YOU! And your friends, family, kids, neighbors, coworkers, and (friendly, leashed) dogs.
Cost: Free to attend - But you can support your local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares and tipping the band!
FEATURING:

A pop-up fabric shop
For one night only, you can get fine, designer fabrics at a Forklift price! To kick off the evening, we'll be unveiling a large selection of hand-blocked silks, embroidered linens, velvet, wool, and more, and cutting them to order throughout the event.
dinner from Urban Bumpkin BBQ,

live music from Bellwether Bayou and Slim Rosa,
craft beer & wine from Town Center Market,

& family fun for Forklift Fans of all ages!
Our favorite face-painter from Signs, Wonders & Gifts will be spreading smiles once again, side-by-side with crafts for kids! Hyattsville's Artist & Craftsman will be leading a free bubble
painting activity in our courtyard.
This summer, we're extending our hours!
Throughout the summer of 2018, Community Forklift will be open from 9 AM - 7 PM every day of the week !
For years we've stayed open until 7 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays, to be as accessible as possible for folks with busy daytime schedules. This summer, we're hoping to welcome even more reusers, DIY-ers, and green builders into our warehouse with these extended hours.
These new hours go into effect on July 1, 2018. Folks dropping off donations still need to arrive at least 30 minutes before we close.

We're also changing our storage policy: In order to serve more Forklift Fans in our limited space, we are reducing the storage period for purchased items from 7 days to 5 days . The new summer schedule will offer folks an extra hour each day to pick up their stored items. We appreciate your support as we continue to grow!
Help save good materials from the landfill!
Do you want some active relief from your daily routine?

Get your hands dirty for a good cause! We're looking for able-bodied volunteers with daytime availability to assist with donation pickups. Our donations team sometimes needs extra hands to salvage the materials that are offered to us. Just the other week, several job-training volunteers from The Pathways Schools helped stack these 100+ year old bricks onto pallets to be taken back to our warehouse.

Donation pickups involve loading salvaged materials and bulky items onto our trucks, often in less than ideal conditions. The ability to lift 40 lbs repeatedly, sturdy work boots, and a positive attitude are required.

If this sounds like fun, and you're interested in joining a team of on-call volunteers, please email Volunteer(at)CommunityForklift(dot).org

Or, if YOU have a donation of materials that you'd like to be picked up, please submit a pickup request here .
Have some knowledge to share?
Teach one of our free, educational workshops!
We explore home repair, reuse and upcycling, and environmental stewardship in free workshops offered throughout the year. Recent topics have ranged from mending clothes to repairing drywall.

If YOU have a sustainable skill you'd like to share - please fill out our Workshop Interest Form!
Presenters receive a $75 gift certificate to shop at Community Forklift.
Forklift materials open the doors to Marlton community pool
We want to highlight a recent victory made possible by our Community Building Blocks (CBB) program. In 2017, our partners at the Marlton Swim and Recreation Club in Upper Marlboro, Maryland needed materials to carry out some minor repairs on their pool house that were preventing the facility from reopening to the public. Through our grant program, the swim club was awarded store credit with which they were able to purchase a new door for their pool house. To see the thoughtful award and thank you letter we received, visit our blog .
Around Town: News from our neighbors
10 AM - 5 PM on Saturday & Sunday, July 7 & 8
The DC Listening Lounge presents Sound Scene: Mapping Memory - a free, interactive audio art "happening" for all ages. Held at the Smithsonian Hirschhorn Museum, the event will feature sonic surprises and thought provoking listening opportunities produced by local as well as international artists. Free registration and a full schedule of live performances and small group workshops is available online. Forklift staff will be there with our hardware wind chime activity!

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2 PM - 5 PM on Saturday, July 14
Go zero waste! Join Change Maker Challenge winner Erin Cassell and Forklift's very own Reuse Associate, Jane, for an afternoon of eco-education and hands on experience, helping to build bottle bricks (aka eco bricks) using non-recyclable, non-biodegradable plastics! Jane and Erin will use the bottle bricks to build a bus stop bench. Free registration is available through Eventbrite; more information about this project can be found on our blog.

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9 AM - 12 PM on Saturday, July 14
Curious about ways to go green at home? Visit the College Park Sustainability Expo to learn about the Anacostia Watershed, the Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program, The City of College Park’s Tree Canopy Program, and sustainable projects - and their benefits - for your home, such as rain barrels, rain gardens, green housekeeping and more!
July Sale
50% off Doors
Salvage AND surplus, interior AND exterior doors are half-off throughout the entire month of July! The sale includes both modern and vintage wood panel doors, french doors, oversize doors, louvered doors, security doors, screen doors, and even more!
Please note: Monthly sales do not include select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Monthly sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.
You have 4 more days to save
40% OFF STOREWIDE
Our summer clearance sale is in full swing! Shop any day through July 4th and take 40% off your purchase of modern and vintage furniture, cabinetry, doors, lighting, plumbing fixtures, architectural salvage, appliances, and more!

Please note: The summer clearance sale does not include lumber, masonry, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online.

& 10% off eBay items
Select items in our eBay shop are 10% off until July 4th!
Find unique vintage items: from hardware and lighting to knick-knacks and gifts. All proceeds help us continue to lift up communities through reuse. In addition to eBay, we also have Etsy and Chairish shops.
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 - 7 PM
(Please drop off donations at least 30 minutes before closing time.)