September 2009 Newsletter
Tool Sale & Fun Fall Events!  
We Have a Fabulous Selection of Low Cost Building Materials 
A Project of Sustainable Community Initiatives - 34,000 sq. ft. of
Low-Cost Building Materials
Tool Sale!
Saturday, October 26
Doors open at 9 am
We will have lots of hand tools and power tools for sale, this day only! Tools are sold as-is, and priced accordingly.
Get here early for the best deals!  Sale will continue until we close at 5pm, or while supplies last.
Fun Events!
This month, there are a lot of chances to learn about healthier, greener living.  Click the links for more info!
 THIS Saturday,
Oct. 3:
from 11-4 at the Prince George's Community College in Largo 
The Takoma Area Green Home Tour (free!)
from 11-5.  Learn about saving money and energy on the Takoma Area Green Homes and Gardens Tour.  Free tour guides can be downloaded at 
Explore a wide range of energy saving and green construction in Takoma Park homes -- from small-scale energy efficiency retrofits, to green additions to new construction.  Also see gardens with bio-retention systems, rain gardens, wildlife habitats and native plants.  
The focus of the tour is to demonstrate changes everyone can make in their homes and yards, especially as it relates to saving energy.  This year's tour is very compact, so you can easily walk or bike to many of the sites.
(The Green Homes Tour is a sub-tour of the DC Solar Homes Tour. See over 70 homes in the greater DC area with a focus on solar features, Sat. the 3rd AND Sun. the 4th).

 Next weekend,
The DC Green Festival is coming to the DC Convention Center on October 10 & 11!  It's a huge annual event, and a fantastic chance to learn about hundreds of sustainable businesses around town - from organic restaurants to hybrid taxis to green trash haulers.  It's also an excellent place to find fair-trade, handcrafted, and unusual holiday gifts (Don't forget, admission is free if you volunteer some time at Community Forklift's booth - more info at right)

November Art Show
Do you make crafts or art from what you find at the Community Forklift?  We would like to celebrate the Forklift's Fourth Anniverary with the artisans who give new lives to our old materials.  Amateurs encouraged!  We're still figuring out the details, but for more info or to submit your work for consideration, send your name and phone number to [email protected]

Now Hiring!

Community Forklift needs someone who can occasionally work at the register and in the girl checkoutwarehouse.  We are looking for someone with retail experience, an easygoing personality, and some knowledge of home improvement.  You should be able to lift and move building materials. 
If you are willing to work on an as-needed basis, please send your resume to [email protected] or drop it off at the store.
Visit the warehouse &
see what's new!  
4671 Tanglewood Drive
Hyattsville, MD 20781
October Sales
Every day is Free Friday! 
This month, all sale items in Aisle One are free every day of the week.  Just check with a Reuse Associate before loading it into your vehicle (we don't want any shopping carts or dollies to go missing!)
Reclaimed Panel Doors
Take 25% off all solid-wood interior panel doors that are marked at $34 or less
(Sale does not include exterior doors, doors with glass, hollow core doors, metal doors, surplus doors, doors in frames, or doors without price tags)
miguel carrying door
Lights under $50
Take 25% off all lights in Aisles 2 & 3 that are marked at $50 or less 
(Sale does not include lights in the Salvage Arts department or lights without price tags).

50% off "orphan" cabinets
Take half off individually-priced used modern kitchen cabinets  (Sale does not include surplus/new cabinets, cabinets that are part of sets, bathroom cabinets, glass-fronted shelves, vintage hutches, wardrobes, or other types of cabinets).
 orphan cabinets   
Wish I could be in four places this Saturday.
But I can' we need
LOTS of volunteers!
volunteers raising hands 
THIS Saturday, Oct. 3rd, from 11-5, we need experienced "Community Builders" to help customers in the store.
New and experienced volunteers are also needed to fill shifts at:
1)  The Fenton Street Market
in Silver Spring from 9-12 or 12-2:30,
2)  The Prince George's County Green Fest
in Largo from 11-2 or 2-4:30, and
3)  The Takoma Area Green Home Tour
from 11am - 5 pm.
Next weekend...
The Green Festival is at the DC Convention Center on October 10 & 11.  This is one of our biggest annual events - we need enough volunteers to cover 18 hours at the booth!  If you can work a shift for Community Forklift, you'll earn double store credit, and get free admission into the Green Festival! 
Sat. October 24...
We need new and experienced volunteers at the store to help with the Tool Sale.  We also need someone to help elementary school
kids with a recycling craft activity in Silver Spring.
For more info about volunteering
in the store or at these events, check the schedule at, or send your name and number to [email protected] or 301-985-5180 
One Pint Spackling Paste 

Print out this coupon, fill in your name, and hand it to the cashier at checkout to receive your free gift!

 Limit one per household.  Expires 10/31/09.

Name: _______________________________

Zip code: ___________________________

Cashier Initials: ____________     Date Used: _____________