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.)
When: Friday, August 3rd, 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!

Live music from Ron Hicks Project,
secondhand vinyl,
(Flip through an entire donated record collection full of jazz, blues, and soul albums)
dinner from Metro Crab Fry Guy,
a mystery salvage sale, family fun, and a pop-up artist market!
(Find unique gifts, upcycled furniture, handmade soaps and more)
Save the date for the
FunkYard Festival!
October 6, 2018
The FunkYard Festival celebrates both fun(ky)/artistic and practical reuse, with an underlying theme of local history, celebrating both the preservation of our history and the funky side of DC. We’ll have local artists who work with green materials, local preservation groups, workshops on DIY repair & creative reuse, and funk music!
Learn to Do-It-Yourself
Attend one of our sustainable skill-building workshops
Did you know we offer free public workshops throughout the year? We explore home repair, reuse and upcycling, and environmental stewardship.

1 PM to 3 PM on Saturday, August 18
Jessica Arends will discuss what types of materials are best for raised beds, think through custom designs for your preferred form and function, and then demo how to assemble a bed so that you can follow the same simple steps at home. One lucky, raffle-winning attendee will get to take the assembled bed home!


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 Forklift.
Hyattsville's Girl Scouts are fighting food insecurity

Do you remember hearing about the local Girl Scout troop that was building a Little Free Pantry with Forklift materials? We have an exciting update! On July 22, Troop 6899 opened their "Blessing Box" - a cabinet full of nonperishable food items for folks to take what they need, and leave what they can.
For the full story, click here.
The Direct Impact of Donating

When the days get as hot as they do in a DC July, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by global warming. But as helpless as we may feel in the face of climate change, it’s vital to remember that even individual actions can make a big difference. 

Back in 2008, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments partnered with Prince George’s County (PGC) and other local governments. They pledged to reduce regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 10% by 2012, and 20% by 2020. Between 2005 and 2015, PGC met and exceeded these goals: per capita GHG emissions dropped by 19%!

Here at Forklift, we’re proud that we and our Forklift Fans have helped contribute to the county-wide drop in emissions. Not only does reusing building materials reduce waste, it also reduces methane, carbon, and other emissions produced by landfills and incinerators. Every time you donate materials, shop in our warehouse, or simply spread the word about reuse, you are helping to make PGC a greener place! 

If you have leftover materials from a recent build or remodel, don’t dump - donate! You can drop off items any day of the week, or request a free pick-up.
Salvage Spotlight: Foam board insulation

We recently received a very large donation of foam board insulation. Boards are 4' by 8' in varying thicknesses. Large quantities of surplus building materials at Forklift prices are a rare treat, so come in and get some before it's all gone!
Around Town: News from our partners
Capital Photography Center's Workshop at Forklift
5 PM - 8 PM on Friday, August 3 during Forklift First Friday
Join Capital Photography Center's Marie Joabar for a photography class on August 3rd. You'll be given the unique opportunity to capture a wide variety of subjects while enjoying the atmosphere of Forklift First Friday! With 12+ years of professional camera experience, Marie will guide workshop attendees through shooting in low-light interior spaces and capturing candid shots of people outdoors. For more info & registration, click here.

Handcrafted Chairs: A Hybrid Approach of
Traditional and Modern Techniques
Saturday, August 11 at 5 PM
Join Chris Desautels for a discussion and presentation of the various skills, techniques and tools involved in chair-building and his thoughts on traditional vs. modern techniques. "Chairs are challenging projects, involving organic sculpted shapes, precise joinery, compound angles and curved wood. In the end, they need to be strong, light, comfortable and visually balanced."

This free presentation will take place at 5 PM on Saturday, August 11 at the University Park Church of the Brethren located at 4413 Tuckerman St., University Park MD 20782. 


National Building Museum's DC Ward Days
DC residents are invited to visit Fun House and all other National Building Museum exhibitions with complimentary admission from 9-11 AM on their specific Ward Days. Explore the museum's newest summer installation, try some creative construction with Community Forklift, and enjoy story time and mobile library book check-out provided by the DC Public Library. For full details, visit the museum's website .

Wards 1 & 3: 9 AM - 11 AM on Tuesday, July 24
Wards 7 & 8: 9 AM - 11 AM on Tuesday, July 31
Wards 2 & 6: 9 AM - 11 AM on Tuesday, August 7
Wards 4 & 5: 9 AM - 11 AM on Tuesday, August 14

August 2018 Monthly Sale

25% off Mantles & Architectural Salvage
This includes mantles and mantle parts, columns, vintage exterior doors, vintage windows, vintage iron fencing, vintage stair parts, and corbels. 
Please note: This sale does not include lumber, interior doors, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. 
Plus...new everyday prices
on chairs and window sashes!
This month, we're rolling out a new everyday pricing scheme on chairs and vintage window sashes. Most individual chairs (i.e. not part of a set) will now be priced at $5. Vintage window sashes (including those with wavy glass) that are less than 15 square feet will now be priced at only $10!
Can't make it to the warehouse?
Shop with us online!
Our online sales team always has an eye out for antique and specialty items to list in our eBay, Etsy, and Chairish shops. Find unique vintage items: from hardware and lighting to knick-knacks and gifts. All proceeds help us continue to lift up communities through reuse.
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.)