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.)

Join us for one last Forklift First Friday!

Don't miss your last chance of the year to party at the Forklift after dark. The final installment in our summer concert series will take place from 6 to 8 PM on Friday, September 7th. We'll have local food, craft beer and wine, live music, a pop-up artist market, and a few first-time treats!


Wood-fired pizza from Cipolla Rossa,
Cipolla Rossa is a Wood Fired Artisanal Pizza Experience, on wheels! They proudly serve delicious brick oven Neapolitan style pizza, made by hand using the freshest seasonal ingredients available.

live music from Janine Wilson Band,
The winner of 10 Washington Area Music Awards, Janine Wilson's music will speak to fans of rock, alt country and all sounds that resonate within the fabric of American Music. 

ice cream from Shortcake Bakery,
Shortcake Bakery, a 5 year old bakery located just around the corner from Forklift in Hyattsville, exclusively bakes with fresh ingredients, producing products with a homemade taste. They’ll be bringing their new ice cream machine for a multitude of soft serve ice cream options!

and free face painting from Signs, Wonders, & Gifts!

Middle schoolers encourage new friendships with salvaged materials

As many of you are gearing up for the back-to-school season, we wanted to share a heartwarming story from one of our Community Building Blocks grant recipients: a group of students from Briggs Chaney Middle School who took direct action to make their school a more welcoming place this year. Their teacher, Na'Shea English, was teaching a kindness and civilty unit in one of her classes when her students came up with the idea of building a "buddy bench" - a place for shy students to sit during recess and make friends. To read the full story and hear how Forklift was able to support the project, click here.

Want to help us support even more projects like this one?
Our capacity to support community projects is something we take pride in everyday, but we couldn't do it without the generosity and support of our donors. Whether you're a contractor who handles loads of reusable materials on a daily basis, or a homeowner with a few no-longer-needed items, your donated leftovers could go directly into the hands of folks who need them.

You can drop off items at our warehouse any day of the week, or request a free pick-up.

We're looking for our next Salvage Superhero!

Community Forklift is seeking an outgoing and energetic Retail Sales Associate to work full-time with our growing green business. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. For details about the position and how to apply, click here.

Looking for inspiration for your next DIY project?

Mantels and architectural salvage are 25% off this month, making them the perfect materials for your next low-budget, DIY, home-beautification project. Get inspired by these creative projects we found in the goldmine of upcycling ideas that is Pinterest, and then find all the affordable materials you'll 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! You can also tag us on social media, and/or use the hashtag #FoundItAtForklift.

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're thrilled to announce the return of Picker's Paradise, where we'll have crates of parts & pieces for all your upcycling needs. We're also excited to host local artists who work with green materials, local preservation groups, workshops on DIY repair & creative reuse, and funk music!

Around Town: News from our Partners

22nd Annual Port Towns Day
12 PM to 7 PM on Saturday, September 15

Port Town’s Day is an annual festival where the Towns of Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, Cottage City and Edmonston come together to celebrate their efforts to create safe and sustainable communities. Enjoy a day of live music and performances, craft vendors, international food choices, children’s activities, giveaways, and more.


16th Annual Greenbelt Blues Festival
12 PM to 11 PM on Saturday, September 22

This free blues festival brings the community together to enjoy music indoors and out.  Keep your eyes on the festival's website for announcements regarding the lineup and more!

Thank you, National Building Museum!

We want to shout a huge "THANK YOU" across town to the National Building Museum (NBM) for having us at their DC Ward Days this summer! Forklift was stationed right outside of Fun House, inviting visitors to turn salvaged tiles and wallpaper into personalized coasters. After walking through the all-white installation, participants got to take a blank white tile and add their own color, texture, and design. We always love working with the NBM, especially when we get to talk to young DIY-ers about (creative) reuse, and we're looking forward to our next collaboration.

Salvage Spotlight: Brand new dryers!

Got wet laundry? We've got dryers! We received a donation of 30 brand new, high-efficiency Whirlpool ‘Duet’ dryers. These retail for over $600, but we’ve priced them at only $395. Dozens of these dryers were ordered for an apartment building, but 30 of them didn’t fit into the units, so we got the never-been-used castoffs! They have been tagged as specialty items and will not be included in flash sales. Come and get yours while supplies last!

Don't miss out on specialty Forklift finds
Shop with us online!

Certain vintage and specialty items, from high-end furniture and appliances to antique hardware, are only available in our online stores. Plus, it's the perfect way to share your Forklift finds with far away friends and family! Don't miss out on the wide variety of items that we have listed on eBayEtsy, and Chairish.

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.)