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.)
Mark your calendar for the next
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, a local food truck, craft beer & wine from Town Center Market, a strolling magician and engaging activities for all ages, & a pop-up artist market:
Shop for gifts and home decor from local artists selling their wares!
This month, our pop-up market will feature a furniture-maker, handmade accessories from repurposed & upcycled materials, paintings & fine art gifts, handmade soaps, and a beekeeper with local honey.
More Fun Events Coming Up
Discover the hidden potential of junk:
make-and-take workshop
2pm - 4pm on Saturday, July 21st
Learn how to convert old household items into something new! Forklifter Katie Strohl will lead you on a warehouse tour, pointing out upcycling potential along the way. Then you'll pick a project to complete with Katie's guidance, so you can leave with your very own upcycled item!

To register or get more info, visit our Eventbrite page. This workshop is presented in partnership with  Rocky's Retreats.

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


The Self-Sufficient Woman
Friday - Sunday, August 3 - 5, 2018
A weekend of women's empowerment is coming to Hyattsville & Community Forklift! Depart from your typical weekend routine to invest in yourself and join other resourceful women for this fun-filled, educational event. Registration is open until July 29. For full details, visit Rocky's Retreats.


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, where you'll be given the unique opportunity to capture a wide variety of subjects while enjoying the atmosphere of Forklift First Friday! With over 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. Visit the Capital Photography Center's website for more info & registration.

Thanks, Comptroller Peter Franchot!
Earlier this month, we were thrilled to host Peter Franchot, the Comptroller of Maryland! He took a tour of the warehouse and talked to Forklift staff about our success as a small business, green jobs creation, and events and community outreach programming.
To top off an already exciting visit, he presented Forklift with a certificate of recognition:

"With sincere congratulations on the development of this extraordinary nonprofit establishment that provides recycled and vintage home-building materials at low cost. With deep appreciation for your efforts to educate the public about reuse and recycling options as well as making home repairs more affordable by reducing construction industry waste and creating green jobs. Warmest wishes for many years of continued success."
Do you have leftover materials from a remodel?
Donate them back to the community!
Some of the most rewarding work we do within our nonprofit is giving free materials directly to local folks who need them. Through our Home Essentials program, we provide free appliances, furniture, and materials for repair to neighbors in need. Through our Community Building Blocks (CBB) program, we distribute free supplies to nonprofits to support various types of community work, from home repair programs to projects like community playgrounds and little free pantries. In June 2018 alone, we donated $7,200 worth of materials to neighbors in need, and $526 worth of materials to other nonprofits and community groups.

If you have usable appliances, building materials, or home furnishings in good condition that you no longer need, then YOU can help us lift the community through reuse! All donated materials, whether they're sold in the warehouse or donated through a community giving program, help to carry out our mission. You can drop off items any day of the week, or request a free pick-up.
DIY: Ideas for creative reuse
Take advantage of our July sale: 50% off doors!
This month, salvaged doors are the perfect material for your next low-budget, DIY, home-beautification project. Get inspired by these projects we found in the goldmine of upcycling ideas that is Pinterest, and then find all the affordable materials you need at the 'Lift!
Already have a #creativereuse project in mind?
Come in and shop for your materials while the sale lasts, and then share your project photos with us once you're done!
Do you *like* the 'Lift?

Did you know we're on Instagram? We just hit 2,000 followers last week, and if you're not following us already, you're missing the party! We post the inside scoop on new and exciting items, sales and discounts, and special events. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the 'Lift and get in on the fun!
Window shop from your web browser
Check out our online stores!
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.)