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 - 6 PM, and open till 7 PM on Wednesdays & Fridays.
(Please drop off donations at least 30 minutes before closing time.)

Are you coming to the party this Friday?
We're staying open late this Friday 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
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: Local food from Healthy Fool and Pink Confetti ,
Live music from returning Forklift favorite The Vico Cycle ,
plus craft beer and wine, local artists, and activities for all ages!
For more information, visit our website.
Are you a nosy neighbor? Good!
Photo credit: born1945

Your neighbors are busy planning renovations, and we need YOU to spread the word about our free donation pickup service!

Every spring, as the weather gets nice, we start to get phone calls:  "I'm redoing my kitchen, and I didn't realize my contractor was going to throw out my old cabinets! They're on the curb, can you come pick them up tomorrow before it rains?"  

It's a real shame, because at that point it's usually too late - the items were damaged when they were pulled out, the homeowner has no room to store them safely, we can't get there quickly enough, etc.  

Nosy neighbors have the power to change things!
If you've heard that your neighbors or friends are planning a renovation, tell them about Community Forklift BEFORE they begin work. We offer a free pickup service for large donations, and just need a little advance notice. To get more info and schedule a pickup,
Celebrate Historic Preservation Month
Did you know that May is Historic Preservation month?
Kicking off with a book release and movie screening , this month is chock full of opportunities to celebrate and learn about historic preservation. Visit the Maryland Milestones' website for the full calendar of events and more.
Apply today: Join Forklift's outreach team!
Are you en extrovert looking for extra or occasional contract work? 
Our Outreach and Education Team needs extremely outgoing folks to talk up the Forklift at festivals, workshops, and volunteer events throughout the region and here at our warehouse.

Show up for Environmental Justice
The 4th Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities in Maryland and the Washington, DC Region will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 9 AM - 5 PM in the Stamp Student Union at University of Maryland in College Park. Join us in hearing from leaders like Destiny Watford, alongside regional legislators, nonprofit organizations, and researchers as they gather for an in-depth examination of environmental justice and health disparities issues affecting our region. Registration , open until May 8th, is free and includes lunch.
Build your own wall shelf
We have a few spaces left for the workshop
this weekend!
Did you know we offer 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, May 5, 2018

More titles coming soon...

We always need volunteers for our workshop series!
Presenters receive a $75 gift certificate - so please
Keep the Bike Month Celebration Rolling
Join 10,000+ area commuters on Friday, May 18 and celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Visit our Port Towns pit stop (one of many throughout the DMV) for free refreshments and fun. We're still looking for vendors and help to make our 2018 pit stop an exciting destination. Whether you would like to volunteer, or connect your local business with our biking community, we want to hear from you !

Our friends at DC Bike Ride, a sponsor of Bike to Work Day, are continuing the bike month celebration with the region’s only car-free, closed-road, recreational bike ride on Saturday, May 19. The ride is for all ages (3+ years) and all biking abilities. Use the promo code LOVETOBIKE18 to save $10 off standard registration, which is open online through May 16.
Around Town: News from our Neighbors
The Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH) Laboratory welcomes Dr. Robert Bullard, often described as the "father of environmental justice," to present a talk titled, " The Wrong Complexion for Protection: Race, Place and the Politics of Pollution." Hosted by University of Maryland's School of Public Health, the lecture is free to attend, but registration is required.

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.

12 PM on Saturday, May 12
Improve your technique! Our friends at Will's Home Decorating are always spreading the word about reuse. On May 12, they're offering a free demonstration of painting techniques for furniture at their store in Beltsville. Unique finishing techniques such as dry brushing, antiquing, crackling, and waxing will be demonstrated by Julie Stockard Cooney of Stockard Designs. To RSVP, call the store at (301)937-6100.

Started in 1930, The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage is a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and restoration of architecturally significant properties in Maryland. Each year they organize full day tours of historic properties in multiple counties, and each county’s tour includes seven or eight properties.

If you're the type of person who always wants to peek into old houses, now's your chance! The remaining 2018 dates are as follows:

Talbot County Tour: Saturday, May 12, 2018

6 PM - 9 PM on Thursday, May 17
Celebrate the best of historic preservation in the state at Preservation Maryland's Best of Maryland Awards. Tickets to the event start at $20 and include a plentiful BBQ buffet with local beer & wine. After a brief ceremony, you'll have an opportunity to explore the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House museum and grounds.

Here's an invite from our partners at Joe's Movement Emporium: Explore a creative world in visual arts, dance, music and more in the amazing arts facilities at Elizabeth Seton High School. Each two-week camp has unique curriculum that culminates in a performance showcase and art exhibition. Two sessions: July 9 – 20 and July 23 – Aug. 3, 9am to 4pm for ages 7 – 13. The cost is $450 per session. Financial assistance is available. For more details and registration, click here
May Monthly Sale
Throughout the entire month of May 2018, enjoy 25% off Tile
The sale includes ceramic, glass, porcelain, terra cotta tile, and more. For full details on the sale, visit our website.
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 | www.CommunityForklift.org
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.)