A Project of Sustainable Community Initiatives / 34,000 sq. ft. of Low Cost Building Materials!
We stock Alco appliances!
Join us! 
Our Business & Development Director is organizing a diverse group of volunteers to help Community Forklift to run even better!!  We're looking for folks who have a variety of skills and who are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done!

Seeking:
* Phone system installer
* Administrative skills
* Organization skills
* Research or writing skills
* Fund raising know how
* And general go-getter skills

First meeting will be in April 2009 - Time and date to be announced.

Please send an email to NancyJMeyer@aol.com or call 202-236-4071 if you are interested!

Nancy
 
I can't promise you won't get your hand dirty, but I can guarantee that you'll have a good time! 

Wanna be interviewed by White House staff?

Can you talk about how you benefit from Community Forklift? 

We've just learned that we may be featured in a video - it is being developed by presidential staff to highlight green businesses and jobs.  We are looking for folks who are willing to be interviewed here at the warehouse.  We are especially interested in business owners, but all stories will be considered. If you can talk about how you have saved money, or pleased clients, by donating or shopping at Community Forklift, please send an email to Ruthie@CommunityForklift.com

Include your name, business name if applicable, phone, email address, and a few lines about what you do, and how you have benefited from going green and/or saving some green at Community Forklift.

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4671 Tanglewood Drive
Hyattsville, MD 20781
301.985.5180

Click here for directions

Hours: Wednesday 12-7
Thurs-Sat  9-5

Hi Forklift Fans!

Just a last minute, URGENT request:  we need volunteers this Saturday! If you have been thinking about volunteering for a while, now is the time to do it - you will really make a difference. 

One of our staff members will be out, so we'll be short-handed helping customers...but we've also been invited to two festivals!  Festivals are a great chance for us to spread the word about the benefits of reuse, so we don't want to miss them.  Because it's so important to round up some help, we are offering DOUBLE STORE CREDIT on Saturday.  That's right, you can earn $10 in store credit for every hour you volunteer. 

Let me know ASAP if you can help out!  You can reach me at 301-985-5180, or Ruthie@CommunityForklift.com.  Send me your phone number, name, and let me know if you have completed an orientation already (not required). 
 
Help needed this Saturday 4/18: 

9 am - 11 am, Greeting customers, taking donations, and assisting staff
 
11 am - 2 pm, Greeting customers, taking donations, and assisting staff

2 pm - 5 pm, Greeting customers, taking donations, and assisting staff 
 
11 am - 2 pm, Staffing our booth and handing out flyers at the Laurel H2O Fest  
 
2 pm - 5 pm, Staffing our booth and handing out flyers at the Laurel H2O Fest.  Then, packing up our booth and bringing the boxes and signs back to Community Forklift (We especially need someone to cover this shift!)

2 pm - 4 pm, Setting up our booth and handing out flyers at "Go Green & Save Green" at Joe's Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier
 
We'll also need help for a lot of upcoming events... 
 
Sun. April 19, 45-minute Orientation for Festival Volunteers, River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation Earth Day Celebration, Bethesda
 
Wed. April 22, 6 pm, Orientation for In-store Volunteers, Community Forklift Warehouse
 
Friday, April 24, 8am-5pm, Metropolitan Area Hunger Conference, Landover
 
Sat. April 25, (8am - 6pm) Earth Day Fair, Indian Head
 
Sat. April 25, Customer Greeters needed in the store 
 
Sun. April 26, Lighting Workshop - (volunteer needed to help with check-in and cleanup), Community Forklift Warehouse
 
Wed. April 29, 6 pm, Orientation for In-store Volunteers, Community Forklift Warehouse
 
Sat. May 2, Cheverly Truck Touch - volunteer needed to help with kids activity, as they climb all over our big truck.
 
Sat. May 2, Customer Greeters needed in the store 
  
Sun. May 3, 12-4 pm, 45 minute Orientations for Festival Volunteers throughout the day at the Potomac Overlook Regional Park Open House, Arlington. 
  
Sat. May 9, Hyattsville Day, Hyattsville
 
Sat. May 9, Main Street Festival, Laurel
 
Sat. May 9, Customer Greeters needed in the store 
 
Sun. May 10, Plumbing workshop (volunteer needed to help with check-in and cleanup), Community Forklift Warehouse

Check out our new google calendar on our website!  It'll be updated as we add new events to the lineup.