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301-985-5180 |
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781
(5 min. 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.)
Memorial Day Sale
Save 40%  on almost everything in the warehouse

Yes, we are open today for Memorial Day... and  we're having a 40% off STOREWIDE sale!   That includes things from shingles to floor tile and everything in between.  Come and get a head start on all your summer DIY projects.

The sale lasts from 9am - 6pm on Monday 5/29 (Remember, if you are dropping off a donation or picking up a bulky item, you must be here before 5:30pm).

This sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. May not be combined with other sales.


Haven't been out to visit our warehouse in a while?  Here's a great excuse to come see what's new.  This Friday, June 2nd, w e're staying open late to host a pop-up market with a mystery salvage sale;  local art;  a food truck dinner; craft beer & wine; and live blues, rhythm, and roots music.

Admission is FREE so invite your friends & neighbors, and bring your family! All ages (and friendly, leashed pets) are welcome.

When: This Friday, June 2nd, 6pm - 8pm

Where: Community Forklift - 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781 (5 minutes outside NE DC in the Hyattsville area)

Who: You, your friends, family, kids, neighbors, co-workers, and (friendly, leashed) dogs. We've even had a few meetup groups and blind dates attend!

Cost: Entry is free - but you can support your local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares and tipping the band.

What:  Check out the lineup below...

Mystery Salvage Sale!
We'll have an extra special 2-hour sale during First Friday. We'll announce the details online just before the party starts.

Live music:
We're excited to welcome newcomers to the Forklift stage: Jackson, Oziel & Moss with their blues, rhythm, & roots music! David Jackson, David Oziel, and Howard Moss met at the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation's jam in Riverdale, Maryland. Their passion for the blues led to an immediate bonding. They formed the band, DC Mudd in 2015, and have represented the DC Blues Society at international competitions.

Dinner from Spud Nation:
Spud Nation is a food truck owned by farmers, delivering a fresh, field-to-fork, potato menu for a truly unique experience.

Craft Beer & Wine:
Riverdale's Town Center Market  will be here with a good selection of craft beers and wine

Local artists:  
Marie-B Cilia De Amicis considers herself not an artist, nor a photographer, but rather "just a 'button pusher' who tries to capture the evanescence of the light and the bliss of the moment." 

Joe Rogers is back again this month with his cryptic style paintings that often depicting iconic Madonnas, beast-like creatures, and, sometimes, darkly (and often female) religious images.

Nancy Sims 
is a multi-decade visual artist who believes that art, purposed with love, joy and caring, can create a zone where hearts connect and agree, even if for just a moment in time. 

Pat Doyen is an artist who works in fine-art photography, film & video, and photo-based prints. The boundaries of these fields often overlap in her art. 

Can't make it?
Come to the next one!  Our Forklift First Friday series runs through September. For more info about future events, check out our calendar, follow us on Facebook, or subscribe to our blog.

Presents for Dads, Grads, & Newlyweds

A Forklift gift card is a great present for the salvagers, artists, upcyclers, DIYers, dumpster-divers, and treasure-hunters in your life.  You can buy one at our front desk, or buy a gift card online and we'll mail it.

If you're looking for something unique, and can't make it to the warehouse, shop with us online!  Find something they'll love, and do some good too - all proceeds help us continue to lift up local communities through reuse. 

We have tons of vintage hardware & decor in our Etsy store.  

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

Community Partner Spotlight
The Greater Washington Urban League

The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) is a nonprofit community service organization that has guided individuals on the road to self-sufficiency for more than 75 years. Their Home Purchase Assistance Program enables lower- and moderate-income individuals and families to purchase affordable housing in Washington, D.C. 

After the settlement process, individuals and families start working to fix up their properties and make their new residences feel more like home, which can be costly-- that's where Community Forklift comes in to help!

To support individuals and families after the buying process is complete, we provide GWUL with $250 gift certificates  to Community Forklift, to be included in each client's welcome basket. 

That's enough to get a young family started with a washing machine and dryer, to save time and money spent going to the laundromat. Or maybe a bathroom needs renovating, in which case the certificate could cover a toilet, a vanity with a sink, a medicine cabinet, and a bathtub!

Want to help us support more neighbors in need throughout the community?  Make a donation today!

Pick up a new skill
at our free workshops

Did you know we offer free public workshops throughout the year?We explore home repair, reuse and upcycling, and environmental stewardship.

We're planning our summer series now - please let us know if you have an idea for a topic!

Here's what's coming up...   
Click on the title to reserve your seat.

11am-1pm on June 10th
presented by Mark Wardlaw of  BNV Remodeling

Gardening Trials and Errors
10:30am-11am on July 22nd 
presented by Nicole Mogul

Prince George's County 
Department of the Environment
Environmental Film Series

Our friends at the DOE are showing some great films this summer!  Visit their website to see the schedule, and reserve your free seat.

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301-985-5180 |
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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