One quick request...
and seven January sales! 
PIC OF EXPRESS CONTEST LOGOcflogo2010 City Paper Readers' Choice Best Home Goods Store
 34,000 sq. ft. of  Low-Cost Building Materials  
A Project of Sustainable Community Initiatives  
In this month's newsletter...
Seven January Sales
One Last Request
Store schedule for the holidays
Directions to our store



January Sales!



75% off Five-gallon Buckets

of Color Paint:  

 They retail for $40-$150, and we usually sell them for $25 each.  But Right now, they're just $7.50 each!  Sale does not apply to white or off-white paint, other sizes of paint cans, or to stain, adhesives, or other types of liquids. 



 75% off Window Treatments: 

 Exterior Shutters, indoor shutters, shades, and blinds.  Sale does not include windows, frames, trim, or specialty items with white price tags.  



 50% off Dishwashers: 

 Take half off the price of all dishwashers with orange price tags. Does not apply to Alco consignment dishwashers or appliances without price tags. 



50% off Light Fixtures: 

We've recently received dozens of new and gently used light fixtures in a variety of shapes and styles...and this month, they'll all be half price!  Sale does not apply to Salvage Arts fixtures with white price tags.



30% off ALL Salvaged Doors:

Available in many styles: vintage and modern, interior and exterior, solid wood, panel, hollow, flush, metal, bifold, storm, screen, and security doors, as well as cabinet doors and doors with glass!  Does not apply to surplus (brand-new) doors or those without price tags. 



30 % off Salvaged Windows: 

Sale does not apply to surplus windows, curved or specialty windows, vintage window sashes, or windows without price tags. 



30% off Commodes: 

Take 30% off the orange price tag on all toilets, urinals, bidets, toilet bowls, toilet tanks, and tank lids.  Sale does not apply to surplus commodes or commodes without price tags.




One Last Request  


PIC OF BOARDSBelow is the letter that we sent you earlier this month.  Just a reminder that it's your last chance to donate before the end of the tax year!


Dear Forklift Friend -


TON.  We toss that word around so easily - "I have a ton of work to do," or "I ate a ton of cookies."  For most of us it's a simple exaggeration.


But for Community Forklift, the word represents real and demonstrated accomplishment. We spare many TONS of building materials from the landfill and provide TONS of low-cost supplies to folks like you in the DC area.


For the past five years we have worked hard to serve you. We've supplied low-cost building materials and unusual architectural salvage, and tried to be a knowledgeable and friendly staff that can advise you on your projects. We've driven our truck to every corner of  the DC region to pick up donated materials, and we've provided many educational activities to help you green your home on a budget.  We've even hosted local musicians and artists to build a sense of community and encourage creative reuse.  


But it doesn't end there;  we also work with local social service agencies to provide appliances, cabinets, and necessary home improvement items to low-income persons and families to assist them in tough times.  


We have even had a ripple effect on the local economy!  Donors have been able to save on disposal costs and earn tax breaks.  Local contractors have been able to keep their material costs low, allowing them to pass the savings onto clients and keep working despite the tough economy.  


If you've been to Community Forklift, I bet you know that we are truly mission driven.  We care most about strengthening and supporting our community. 


But we need your helpOur goal is to make Community Forklift a permanent resource in the metro DC area.  To survive, we need to reduce our overhead and occupancy costs, and continue to improve and expand our operations.


PIC OF DEBBIE IN SNOWSo please show some Forklift love by considering a donation of ANY size. We know that in these difficult economic times, funds are scarce - which is exactly why it's so important for ventures like Community Forklift to continue to thrive and grow.


We are a locally-based organization striving to put our principles into action. We are very appreciative of your contribution and encourage you to continue to help us continue our good work!



The Community Forklift Staff

(Nancy, Keith, Ruthie, Meghan, Freddy, Doug, Jim, William, Joe, Kitty, Curtis, Matt, Sean, Alex, Debby, Terry, Jesse, Lucinda, and Bea)


To make a secure online, tax-deductible donation, click the button below to donate through Paypal, major credit card, or directly from your bank account.
OR, write a check.  Please make it out Sustainable Community Initiatives, and write "Community Forklift" in the memo line.  Checks should be mailed to:
SCI c/o Community Forklift
4671 Tanglewood Drive
Edmonston, MD 20781

Please call Nancy Meyer, our Chief Operating Officer,
at 301-985-5180 ext. 6
with any questions or concerns.

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Notice: As of Dec. 1st, we have switched to

our shorter winter schedule.


Our hours of operation are now...

Wed, Thurs, & Fri:

Sat & Sun: 


We remain closed on Mondays & Tuesdays. 

Don't worry, we'll return to longer hours in the spring!



Holiday Hours

We will operate under our regular winter schedule, except: 

Dec 31st:  9-4
Jan 1st:  Closed


Visit us!


Our huge warehouse  is located at:

4671 Tanglewood Dr, Edmonston MD  20781

For detailed directions,

see our website.

We're in the Hyattsville area,

just 5 minutes from the DC line.


To donate building materials,
donations page


To support our important work
with a financial donation, click here