In This Issue:

Get Your Spring On at the Garden Party!

March Workshop Series

Seeking On-Call Volunteers

Around Town: News from Our Partners

March Sales

Shop With Us Online!

301-985-5180 |
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.)

Mark your calendar for our 

9th Annual Garden Party 
& Spring Fundraiser!

Saturday, March 24th
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Get ready for our annual fun-filled event where we offer up a ton of landscaping and garden supplies; host gardening demonstrations, experts, and vendors; activities for kids; live bands; local food, and prizes for stylish people & pets.

The party starts with our highly anticipated tool sale, which begins at 9:00 AM Saturday. Folks start lining up outside even earlier, eager to dig through piles of flowerpots and shovels. (If you can't get there in the morning, don't worry - we'll continue to bring out items throughout the day.)

There will be prizes and gift certificates for people and pets dressed in garden party finery - so find yourself a seersucker suit, frilly dress, or fancy hat, and check out all the activities in store for you!

Local Experts and Teachers


Activities for all ages
Partner Passport trivia
Reuseosaur Scavenger Hunt
Face Painting by  Signs, Wonders, & Gifts
Strolling Magician

Live Music
& more to be announced soon...

Free Workshops
Outdoor Pallet Creations (Weather Permitting)
& more to come!

Delicious Local Food

So invite your friends, plan your  stylish ensemble, 
and get your Spring on!

Pick up a sustainable new skill
Check out our upcoming workshops!

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

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM on March 10th
presented by Mark Wardlaw of BNV Remodeling

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM on March 17th
presented by Linda Jones of Elements of Nature

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM on March 24th (at the Garden Party)
presented by Linda Jones of  Elements of Nature

Outdoor Pallet Creations
March 24th (at the Garden Party) - Times to be announced
presented by Matt Menke of Community Forklift
& Gary Barnhart of GL Barnhart Construction
Weather Permitting

We've got a bunch of exciting workshops coming up...check our Events Calendar for updates.
And we're always seeking
volunteers for our workshop series! 
Presenters receive a $75 gift certificate - so please
let us know if you have a topic in mind.
Seeking On-Call Volunteers

Do you love what we do at the 'Lift?
Do you want some active relief from your daily routine?

We are looking for able-bodied volunteers to assist with donation pickups and small deconstruction projects. Donation pickups involve loading salvaged materials and bulky items onto our trucks, sometimes in less than optimal conditions.  Deconstruction projects may involve use of hammers, pry bars, power drills, and sawzalls (depending on experience) for the removal of interior trim, flooring, doors, cabinets, and other nonstructural items. 

A strong back, the ability to lift 40 lbs repeatedly, steel toed boots, and a sunny disposition are required. Construction experience for deconstruction tasks is preferred.

To learn more, please contact Jon(at)

Around Town
News from our partners

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Forklift Materials Help Bring the Spirit of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial to the Anacostia Community

An amazing mural was recently completed in SE DC as a part of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site's celebration of Douglass' birthday. Local journalist and historian, John Muller, sought to involve the local community and bring the spirit of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial to the streets he walked and neighborhood he called home.

Rebeka with Nettie Washington Douglass, an anti-trafficking activist and Frederick Douglass' great granddaughter.

 Working alongside John was Rebeka Ryvola; the artist and co-creator behind the mural, who sees the project as both honoring Douglass and "celebrating the lively community of Anacostia...just one block away from [Douglass' Cedar Hill house]." A neighborhood that "grapples more visibly than most places with the challenges Douglass worked so hard to address."

Rebeka and John sourced some of our "oops" paint and eco-friendly Amazon Paint to create the base of the mural for the ground and rolling green surface of Cedar Hill. We are honored to have played a part in this meaningful project. To read more about it, visit our blog.

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Forklift Sponsors Local Expression of Female Voices

In honor of Women's History Month, Forklift is proud to sponsor Color Story Creative's art installation HER STORY. The show, which opens Saturday, March 24th at 6 PM in Hyattsville's Studio SoHy, uses the power of female creativity to celebrate and amplify women's voices.

HER STORY is the collaborative effort of Betsy Martin, Krissi Humbard, and Bronwyn King, three female artists examining 
the current arc of the female narrative, and aiming to uplift and empower.  Attendees can expect mural walls, large scale
fiber displays, and 
interactive pieces inviting viewers to share
their stories.

Prior to the opening, a panel of local female business owners will discuss their successes and challenges. The panel will begin at 4 PM at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, followed by a meet & greet social at 5 PM in CAMPspaceTickets for the panel and meet & greet portion of the evening are  available here . HER STORY, open from 6-9 PM on March 24th, is free to all. The show will stay on view through late spring.

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presented by  Joe's Movement Emporium
March 30 - April 15, 2018

Our long-time community partner, Joe's Movement Emporium, is excited to present  this series of dark, comic vignettes, showcasing Femmes Fatales and fedoras, trench coats and torch songs, intrigue, suspense and shadows. The program is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, and features the six players of Happenstance Theater in a virtuosic display of physical comedy, object manipulation, and period style; music played on multiple instruments; and characters costumed in vintage clothing.

March 2018 Discounts

All month long, the following departments are on sale:

25% Off

Modern and vintage furniture is on sale all month long!

Please note: the sale does not apply to built-in shelving or cabinetry, kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, mantels, wall art or other home decor. Monthly sales do not apply to select specialty items, items from our consignment vendors, or items sold online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Monthly sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Window Sashes
50% Off

Both modern and vintage window sashes are 50% off - yes, that means wavy glass!

Please note: the sale does not apply to framed windows, window treatments, stained glass, or shutters. Monthly sales do not apply to select specialty items, items from our consignment vendors, or items sold online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Monthly sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Did you know we sell online?  

If you can't make it to the warehouse, you can shop with us 
online!  All proceeds help us continue to lift up local communities through reuse. 

We have vintage decor,  bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and more in our  Ebay store.  We also have tons of vintage hardware & decor in our  Etsy store.

If you're interested in unusual and upscale furniture and housewares, you should also check out our shop on Chairish!


Follow our blog to hear about flash sales, learn
about unusual items in stock, and get all the info that won't fit
in our newsletter.

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(Please drop off donations at least 30 minutes before closing time.)
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