Tool Sale this Saturday!  
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
Come see what's new at the warehouse!
4671 Tanglewood Drive
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Store Hours:  Wed 12-7
Thurs, Fri, & Sat 9-5...
Do you make crafts or fine art with what you find at Community Forklift?
We would like to celebrate the
artists who give new lives to old materials!
There are two ways to participate:
1) Donate a piece (or two or three!) to our December Gift Fair - just drop it off during store hours between now and Dec. 10.  Amateurs encouraged.  Proceeds will support our work through the lean winter months, you'll earn a tax deduction, and if you would like some publicity, we'll feature you in our website and newsletter (which reaches over 4,000 Forklift Fans). 
2) Show and sell your art at the warehouse on one Saturday in December.  If your work is chosen for the exhibit, we will give you a table and space for free.  Preference is given to work that includes or celebrates reclaimed materials, and to folks with interactive displays (like Deciduous Dave, who makes walking sticks and juggling pins from salvaged wood - he's going to give juggling lessons!)  
To submit your work for consideration, send your name, phone number, which Saturdays you are available, and descriptions/photos of your work

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.  
If you are willing to work on an as-needed basis, please send your resume to NancyJMeyer@communityfork
 or drop it off at the store.

Save the date!

 cakeCommunity Forklift will be celebrating our
4th Anniversary on Wednesday, November 18th
from 12-7 pm.  Can you believe it?!?  Four years of keeping good materials from going to waste, creating local green jobs, and making repairs affordable for thousands of homeowners, small businesses, and nonprofits - all thanks to your support. 
Please stop by, enjoy some cake, and share your Forklift stories and photos!
Tool Sale
and the grand opening of the new tool department!
This Saturday, Oct. 24th
Doors open at 9 am
We will have lots of modern and vintage hand tools and power tools for sale! Tools are sold as-is, and priced accordingly. 
 Salvage Arts, our newly-opened architectural salvage department,will feature antique tools, ironware, farm implements, and collectors' items.    
Get here early for the best selection! 
Sale will continue until we close at 5pm,
or while supplies last.
Can't make it Saturday?  Don't worry - after the sale, we will continue to offer tools in our new tool department!
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!)
miguel carrying doorReclaimed 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)
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
 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).  
 Doing anything Saturday?
kids crafts
THIS Saturday, Oct. 24th, from 12-4, we need a volunteer to run an easy craft recycling activity for kids at Woodlin Elementary School in Silver Spring.  From 9-5, we also need experienced "Community Builders" at the store to help with the tool sale.  To volunteer, send your name and number to or 301-985-5180.
Did you know you can check out volunteer events on our website? 
The volunteer schedule is now online at  To sign up for an orientation or volunteer shift, send your name and number to or 301-985-5180 
One Pint Spackling Paste 

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