A Project of Sustainable Community Initiatives / 34,000 sq. ft. of Low Cost Building Materials!
We stock Alco appliances!
Saturday, October 4, 9am
We will have lots of hand tools and power tools for sale, this day only! Tools are sold as-is, no guarantee--testing stations available. Get here early for the best deals!
Sale will last until we close at 5pm, or while supplies last!

Visit the Warehouse
and See What's New!

4671 Tanglewood Drive
Hyattsville, MD 20781

Click here for directions

Hours: Wednesday 12-7
Thurs-Sat  9-5
Making a large donation to CF?  Need us to pick it up?

Please give one of our donation coordinators a call, or fill out our form online here.  Thanks!

Aaron, Individual Donations:    301-832-0780
Meghan, Business Donations:   301-832-0781

Upcoming Events!

Community Forklift Tool Sale - we're having our biannual tool sale THIS SATURDAY, October 4th.  Get here early - doors open at 9 am, and there's usually a line outside the gate!


 Save the date: Community Forklift's 3rd Anniversary Party!
Sunday November 16, 3-7pm
at the warehouse... details coming soon!

2nd anniv pic
CF Staff and Volunteers at our 2nd Anniversary

Green Events Around Town

The Anacostia Watershed 101
October 7, 7:30 to 9:15 pm
Jim Connolly, Pres. of the Anacostia Watershed Society, will make a presentation on the watershed and our part in it.
For more info call 301-946-5599.

Takoma Green Homes Tour
 Sun, Oct 5, 11am - 5pm
The Takoma Park Green Building Group is sponsoring a "Green Homes Tour"
To get your copy of the tour guide, please visit: http://saveoursky.com/housetour08.aspx

DC Solar Homes Tour
The Solar Tour is open Sat and Sun, Oct 4 and 5 and features over 50 homes in the Greater DC area. Visit http://www.solartour.org

Local Solar 101
Wed, Oct 1, 6:30pm
Attend this Free course on "How to Harness the Sun in the DC Metro Area"
MLK Library - Room A9, 901 G St, NW, Washington, DC 20001
For details and to RSVP, see http://alternativeenergy.meetup.com/239/calendar/8683569/

Greenbuilding Workshops, Presentations and Discussions
A series of workshops covering natural building systems, principles, and products. Hosted by Amicus Green Building Center, Builders Without Borders and the US Botanic Gardens.
Held at Amicus Green Building Center, 4080A Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895-2465

co-op america

Did you know that Community Forklift has successfully completed Co-op America's screening process and has been approved to be officially listed as a socially and environmentally responsible green business?  We are now in their National Green Pages™ directory!
October Sales

All lights under $100 are 25% off!
Fireplace inserts
Select fireplace inserts are only $25!
Vinyl, lineoleum, and marmoleum roll flooring is only $0.25 a square foot!
50% off all reclaimed countertop ranges!  Sale does not include ovens, stoves, new or surplus cooktops, or ALCO consignment items.
Out in the yard - they're only a dollar each!  Great for building compost bins.
Check out the furniture section - many items have been marked way down!
Free wood
That's right, our free lumber pile is back in the yard.  Ask a staff member to point you to the right direction.

Road still closed for construction
It's still very easy to get to us from Kenilworth Avenue, but for another week or two there will be a "Road Closed to Thru Traffic" sign that may confuse and scare customers away. (Please go to communityforklift.com/directionsClosed.cfm for detailed directions around the closure.)
Lemons Lemons! Justice Morris (CF Customer) won First Prize in contest!

Justice Morris, 12 years old, came into Community Forklift with his family looking for affordable materials with which he could build a robot for a contest he was entering.  The DC Region YMCAs sponsored their 14th Annual Thingamagig Invention Convention, where youth have to make up their own inventions using only recycled materials.  They were also required to spend less than $20 on the entire project.  Justice's project, called "Mr. Handsome," was made from various pieces of ductwork purchased at CF.  The robot's head also lit up using solar power.  Congratulations, Justice!
Call for Volunteers!
Volunteering is a great way to meet other Forklift Fans and do some good in the world, while earning $5 an hour in store credit.  Please contact Ruthie at 301-985-5180 or Ruthie@CommunityForklift.com for more info.  You can also check out our volunteer program during an orientation session, held most Saturday mornings at 10 am (you must call ahead to register).  We need help:

  *      Right now!  We urgently need help planning our huge 3rd Anniversary Celebration.  You can sign up for the food, entertainment, press, fundraising, or cleaning committees.  We are also seeking prizes for our silent auction (it's a great way to promote your business to thousands of local residents!)

  *      Sat., Oct. 4th, anytime between 9am to 5pm- help customers find their way around the road closure, and earn triple store credit.  That's right, $15 an hour in store credit, and all ya gotta do is stand at the end of the road with a sign!!  A costume or wacky shenanigans might earn you a bonus!

   *    Sat., Oct. 19th, anytime between 9am to 5 pm - Ruthie will be far away, wearing a hideous bridesmaid dress, so we'll be more short-staffed than usual.  We sure could use your help in the store!  You'd be greeting customers, handing out tape measures, and accepting donations (note - we prefer it if you attend an orientation before helping on this day).  

Sat. and Sun., Nov. 8 & 9 - it's Green Festival time!!!  Come on down to the DC Convention Center and help staff our booth.  You'll get free admission to the year's biggest trade show for sustainable businesses, great holiday shopping at the Fair Trade Fair, and all the organic food samples you can eat!

Thanks so much for any help you can give!
CF in the News!

As you may know, Community Forklift works to create local jobs that help people AND the planet.  So, on Sept. 27th, we took part in the "Green Jobs Now!" National Day of Action, joining nearly 700 communities across America to send a clear message to our leaders:  "We're ready for green jobs now!"  

To read about our event, see yesterday's story in the Prince George's Gazette:  http://www.gazette.net/stories/09302008/prinnew182709_32497.shtml
To find out how you can help create green jobs, go to: http://www.greenjobsnow.com/hq/ready-petition
CF Job Opportunity!
Seeking Assistant Sales Manager/Cashier who is bright, energetic, easy going and friendly with retail and supervisory experience, prefer some knowledge of building materials, available for Saturday work.  Part time with full time potential.
See full job description here.
Send resume to NancyJMeyer@communityforklift.com, fax to 301-985-5182 or mail to 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20781.

10% off your CF purchase with this coupon!

If used on Halloween combined with a costume, you'll get 15% off!

You MUST present this coupon to receive the discount.

Print out the coupon, fill in your name, and hand it to the cashier at checkout.

Name: _______________________________
Zip code: ____________________________

One discount per household - may not be combined with other offers or used more than once. Not valid toward consignment items. Expires 10-31-08