In This Issue:
Invite Your Friends to Forklift First Friday!
Thank You for Voting us Best of DC!
Forklift is Hiring
Partner Profile: Yachad
Meet Forklift's Newest Consignment Partner
Art Therapy for Veterans
Upcoming Workshops
Bike to Work with us this May
Around Town: Featured Neighborhood News
April Sales
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.)

On May 4th, join us to kick off the Forklift First Friday Season!
On the first Friday of May, we're staying open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live music, local art, delicious local food, and craft beer & wine!

When: Friday, May 4th, 6 PM - 8 PM
Where: Community Forklift - 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781
Who: YOU! And your friends, family, kids, neighbors, coworkers, and (friendly, leashed) dogs.
Cost: Free to attend - But you can support local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares and tipping the band.
Featuring: Live music from returning Forklift favorite
The Vico Cycle , plus local food, craft beer and wine, local artists, and activities for all ages!

For more information, visit our website.
Thank you for voting us Best Green Business!
We're thrilled to have been voted Best Green Business by DC's City Paper readers once again! This is the 9th year in a row that we've won a 'Best of DC' title, and we couldn't have done it without our fabulous Forklift Fans. To everyone who voted and shared - thank you for helping us earn valuable free publicity for our nonprofit! As more contractors and homeowners learn about us, more of them will donate, more materials will be kept out of the landfill, more folks can afford repairs, and we'll be able to give away more materials to local nonprofits and neighbors in need.
Once again, from the Forklift Family - THANK YOU!
Forklift is hiring!
We need a full-time employee for receiving, organizing, and displaying donated building materials and furniture. We need a friendly, patient person to clean, move, and merchandise products; assist donors and shoppers in our warehouse; and coordinate with the Pricing and Sales teams.  

We're seeking a part-time employee to assist the online sales team by identifying valuable, unusual or high dollar items from our stream of donations. The position requires attention to detail and the ability to research an item’s age, worth, and use.

Looking for extra or occasional contract work? Our Outreach and Education Team needs extremely outgoing folks to talk the Forklift at festivals, workshops, and volunteer events throughout the region and here at our warehouse.

Partner Profile: Yachad
We are thrilled to announce that we've expanded our partnership with Yachad, a nonprofit that provides home repair services to low-income homeowners in DC and Prince George's County, by helping them deliver appliances. Yachad empowers homeowners to remain in well-kept homes for generations, which aligns with our mission of protecting the environment by preserving existing structures and avoiding demolition. As a recipient of our CBB grant, Yachad has received free materials and appliances for use in their Single Family Home Repair Program, and with our help they've been able to increase the number of families served. To read more about our collaboration, visit our blog.
Welcome, Larkin Glass!
Our newest consignment partner, Philip Larkin, is a restorer and repairer of antique and modern stained glass windows, with a portfolio of hundreds of projects. His personal collection of rescued windows, mostly antiques from England, is now on a limited-run consignment at the Forklift. Each piece features a beautiful, unique design and some are still in their original sashes. Stop by and see these salvaged beauties for yourself!
Veterans Use Forklift Materials to Create Prize-Winning Art
We have great news from a partner that was previously featured on our blog! Last year, an organization that offers art therapy sessions to residents at the Veterans Administration's DC Medical Center was granted store credit at the Forklift through our Community Building Blocks program. They have made great use of the program, selecting paint, tiles, and other supplies for the veterans to use. Two of the program participants were awarded 1st Place at the local level in this year's National Veterans Creative Arts Competition for a piece that was painted on wood parquet squares from the Forklift. For the full story, visit our blog.

"Why Edmonston is an Environmentalist Haven"
Our tiny town of Edmonston received some well-deserved recognition this week for the creative methods that residents have pioneered to fight runoffs into the Anacostia River, reduce the town's carbon footprint and encourage recycling, reusing and composting. To hear how Edmonston is "punching above its weight," read the full story in The Hyattsville Wire.
Pick up a sustainable new skill
Check out our free upcoming workshops!
Did you know we offer free public workshops throughout the year? We explore home repair, reuse and upcycling, and environmental stewardship.

presented by Jessica Arends & Jeff Sutton of RiverCraft
1 PM - 4 PM on Saturday, April 28, 2018
Note: This workshop is sold out! Watch this space for future opportunities.

presented by Jessica Arends & Jeff Sutton of RiverCraft
1 PM - 4 PM on Saturday, May 5, 2018

We always need volunteers for our workshop series!
Presenters receive a $75 gift certificate - so please
Bike to Work Day
On Friday May 18, 2018 we invite you to join over 10,000 area commuters to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Attend our Port Towns pit stop, or one of 100+ other stops throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia, for free refreshments, entertainment, and giveaways.

We're still looking for vendors and help to make our 2018 pit stop an exciting destination. Whether you're an individual who would like to volunteer at the pit stop, or a local business owner who would like to connect with our biking community, we want to hear from you!

Around Town: News from our partners
Ace Hardware’s Annual Garden Party
12 PM - 4 PM on Sunday, April 22
Forklift will be joining the Old Takoma Ace Hardware for their Annual Garden Party this Sunday, where they'll be offering 20% off plants, gardening supplies, patio furniture & grilling accessories, plus hands-on gardening tutorials, prizes,
free lunch & more!

The other Ace stores around the region will also be holding festivities, so check in with your local Ace to find the event nearest you. For full details of the event at Old Takoma, check out their Facebook event.

Community Panel on Environmental Racism
2:30 PM - 4 PM on Sunday, April 22
We'd like to share the news of an upcoming panel with local activists and experts discussing Environmental Racism: How we got here and what's at stake today in the District and Prince George's. The event will take place at the Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center, a great resource located just 5 minutes from the Forklift in North Brentwood, Maryland. For more info, visit the event page.

Joe's Movement Emporium is hiring!
Forklift’s long-time community partner, Joe’s Movement Emporium, is currently hiring. Apply today to join the friendly, flexible arts-based environment where work is collaborative and creative!

Arts Education Program Assistant 
The Arts Education Department provides year-round service in the visual and performing arts that meets after school and during the summer. The Program Assistant position assists in daily service delivery to 60-75 children ages 5-12. To learn more, visit Joe’s website.

Studio Manager
The Studio Manager plays a critical role in facilitating artist and community member enjoyment of creative experiences at Joe's performing arts center. The candidate must be sensitive to artists’ needs and supportive of patrons and participants engaging in the arts. For full details, visit Joe’s website.

Takoma's Historic House & Garden Tour
1 PM - 5 PM on Sunday, May 6
Join Historic Takoma, Inc. for their 2018 House & Garden Tour: "Mr. Edison's Houses." See if you can spot the Forklift exhibit - we'll be stationed in one of the historic homes that has been preserved with Community Forklift materials. Tickets are available on Historic Takoma's website, or in person on the day of the tour.
Creative Reuse Alert!
Reptile reuser Petey the Tegu is loving this salvaged slate roofing tile from the Forklift! Petey shared this creative reuse with us over Instagram, and you can too. Tag us to share your creativity, and we'll join forces to
spread the good word about reuse!
April 2018 Discounts

Don't forget! Through the end of the month, we're offering the following sales:
40% off Lighting & Ceiling Fans!

Save 40% on blue and orange tag lighting, from mid-century fixtures to antique chandeliers. Sale includes overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, patio lights, lamps, and fluorescent fixtures from every era! Sale does not include other light parts or electrical supplies.

Also, save 40% on modern and vintage ceiling fans, with or without lights.

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.
Can't make it in this month?
Shop with us online!
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 |
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.)

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