Visit our huge warehouse at
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781
In the Hyattsville area, just 5 min. from the DC line!
Open Wed & Thurs 10-8
Fri, Sat, & Sun 9-6
Closed Mon & Tues
How to Donate
To donate building materials, click here or call 301-832-0781.
Can't get enough of the 'Lift?
Lots of fun fall events are coming up, so keep an eye on our website calendar
Now that we have expanded our hours of operation, we need more help than ever. We particularly need "Community Builders" to make customers and donors feel welcome.
No lifting required - you just have to hang around and talk to folks!
And don't forget, you recieve store
credit to thank you for your service. If you are outgoing, and can volunteer once a week, every other week, or once a month, let us know. Thanks!
(Note that volunteers under 18 may be considered if they will be working alongside a family member).
Other newsletters worth your time:
1) Have you heard of Arlingtonians for a Cleaner Environment? It's a great organization, and even if you don't live in Arlington, ACE's newsletter
always has tons of useful info!
For example, check out ACE's new Solar Raisers Program: modeled on traditional Amish barn-raisings, this program brings neighbors together to install solar hot water heaters on their homes at a reduced cost.
2) Interested in local food and gardening?
The latest newsletter from DC's Field to Fork Network
has some great ways to get involved in the urban agriculture scene.
Update on Picnic Day by the Train
Metal and Vinyl
Storm and Screen Doors
Take 50% off all salvaged metal or vinyl storm & screen doors
(Sale does not include wooden storm or screen doors, surplus/new doors, security doors, interior doors, French doors, other styles of doors, or doors without price tags).
Take 50% off the marked price on most microwaves (Sale does not apply to surplus microwaves, convection ovens, or other types of appliances. Sale does not apply to any microwaves without price tags, or to microwaves on consignment from Alco Appliances).
$1 Bifold Doors
This month, pay just a buck for salvaged hollow-core bifold doors, including flat and panel styles (Sale does not apply to louvered or solid-core bifold doors, surplus doors, or other types of doors).
Make a great room divider for a kid heading off to college, Or get inspired by this project from the bloggers at Young House Love, and hide an ugly corner of your basement!
30% off select Cabinet Sets
Furniture: half off and FREE
Look for the neon stickers to save 50% on select furniture, including chairs, file cabinets, mirrors, headboards, kitchen cabinets, store fixtures, shelving, entertainment centers, and wardrobes. Some items are even marked with as FREE!
(Sale does not include any furniture without a neon "50% Off" or "Free" sticker).
To celebrate our longer weekend hours,
all salvaged kitchen cabinets
marked $35 and under are FREE
on Saturdays and Sundays from 3-6.
Kitchen cabinets can be repurposed in so many ways! HGTV's Trash To Treasure show
has some great ideas, including adding legs and a cushion to make a beautiful ottoman like the one pictured at left.
Or, you could use a vintage cabinet to create a charming kitchen island like this one
, pictured at right.
(Limit 5 per household. Freebie special does not apply on weekdays. Freebie special does not include cabinet sets, surplus/new cabinets, bathroom cabinets, vintage hutches, wardrobes, glass-fronted shelves, or other types of furniture. Sale does not apply to any items without price tags).
Held at Community Forklift. Free, no registration required - just bring your questions! Also, please email Ruthie if you are knowledgable about some aspect of going green or home improvement, and you are willing to share your skills in September.
Ask the Plumber
Sat. Aug 14, 10-11 am
Bob Petrlick has been a Master Plumber for over 40 years. He is also a certified Backflow Prevention Technician, and has previously taught classes to homeowners and professionals in Prince Georges County. He will give a short overview of how water and sewers work, then answer your questions. Please feel free to bring general and specific questions, pictures, and any plumbing parts that you have questions about.
Ask the Native Plant Expert
Sat. Aug 28, 3-4 pm
Steve McKindley-Ward, a resident of Mt. Rainier MD, has gained a deep appreciation of the benefits of growing native trees, shrubs and flowers in our yards and public spaces over the last eight years as the horticulturist for the Anacostia Watershed Society.
Come hear how growing native plants will thrill the birds and insects, reduce your water use, take less time and hassle, bring beauty to your yard - and support the larger web of life to a much greater degree than the standard azaleas, daffodils and roses (non-native plants)!
Remember when Kermit said it's not easy being green? Well, if you live in Prince George's County, just showing up to this event could make a big difference in the world!
It's nice to change lightbulbs - but your participation at this event could affect our region for years to come.
Philanthropy, Nonprofit, and Business Forum
featuring candidates running for
Prince George County Executive
Treetops Atrium, 8181 Professional Place,
Landover, Maryland 20785
Thursday, August 26, 6:30 - 8:30pm
This event is our chance to pick leaders who care about a greener county! Show up and ask them how they feel about green issues. For example, how do they feel about creating an Office of Sustainability to help create green jobs, support a greener economy, use our land more sensibly, educate citizens about smarter energy and water use, etc? Many other jurisdictions have done it, and often it pays for itself due to energy and resource savings!
Moderated by Darcy Spencer of News4. Sponsored by The Community Foundation for Prince George's County, Greater Prince George's Business Roundtable, Human Services Coalition of Prince George's County, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, Maryland Association of Nonprofits, Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers