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Volunteer Day THIS Saturday
Last Day of NFI Plant Sales: this Saturday!
Rain Barrel Raffle!
Two Great Parties!
Come in & Shop our May Sales!

Dear Forklift Fan,

There's a lot of fun stuff happening! Read on for details about how to win a free rain barrel, our Buy the Building Dance Party, and more. 

Also, THIS Saturday, May 26 is a great day to visit Community Forklift.  From 10am - 1pm, it's your last chance check out the NFI plant sale.  Then, from 1pm - 5pm, join us for our volunteer day to clean up our watershed!

It's also a good time to shop - we have cool lights from various decades, there's still a selection of eco-friendly flooring and decorative plaster trim, and the most exciting news: we have just received DOZENS of beautiful fridges and glass-top stoves.

Hope to see you soon! 
 Watershed Cleanup
1 pm THIS Saturday  


Come to Community Forklift from 1-5pm this Saturday, May 26th to clean up our watershed!  Meet fellow Forklift Fans, earn community service hours, or just join us for the fun of helping out.


Please RSVP if you'll make it for the whole afternoon or a portion of the cleanup, or would like to hear about future volunteer events. If the weather is nasty, we will work inside the warehouse.  Wear sturdy shoes and comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Send questions to Bea(at)

Can't make it this weekend? 

No worries - we have an Orientation & Workday on the last Saturday of every month!  Come once or come every month; come alone or bring a friend.  Save the date for the next one on
Saturday June 30.  
   This Saturday: 
Last day for Plant Sales!


Get your summer garden started with 20 varieties of vegetables and herbs!


The Neighborhood Farm Initiative is back at Community Forklift for their third annual plant sale fundraiser.  This Saturday, May 26th, from 10am - 1pmis your last chance to purchase veggie and herb plants from NFI at Community Forklift.   


Proceeds will benefit their work to cultivate a resourceful community of adults and teenagers working together to engage in small-scale food production in the Washington, D.C. area.  Check out their website for more info!  


Tomatoes ($3-4 each):

Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Mr. Stripey, Amana Orange, Amish Paste, Sungold (cherry), Big Beef, Bush Early Girl (container)


Sweet and Hot Peppers ($2 each):

Red Knight (sweet), Italian Frying Pepper (sweet), Cayenne Thin (hot), Jalapeno (hot)


Eggplants ($2 each):

Millionaire (long thin Japanese style)


Herbs ($1-2 each):

Dark Opal Basil, Genovese Basil, Sweet Thai, Cilantro, Chocolate Mint, Garden Sage, Garden Thyme


One week left to win
a rain barrel

     Community Forklift will be raffling off this rain barrel on Friday June 1st (the winner does NOT have to be present to win).    


Rain barrels are great because they allow you to reduce your water bill - but they're also wonderful because they reduce hot, dirty runoff into our rivers and the Chesapeake Bay!   Not only that, but they can be a very useful tool against basement water problems.  

 This particular rain barrel is a $90 value,
from the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center -

(Proceeds support our Building Fund - we hope to purchase and repair our warehouse, ensuring that we remain a permanent resource for the region).


Tickets are also available for sale at the warehouse
until May 31st.

Two Great Parties Next Weekend!

Friday, June 1st:

Open House at Community Forklift

We want to thank you for your friendship and support.  From 3-6 pm on June 1st, come join in the fun!  Mix and mingle with neighbors and folks from local businesses & nonprofits, check out the Community Forklift warehouse, and enjoy free food, raffles, and music. Whether you're a longtime Forklift Fan, or you'll be meeting us for the first time, we hope to see you there! 

Saturday, June 2nd:

 Buy the Building Dance Party
Presented by Hot Dance/Cool Planet and Community Forklift 
Social hour at 7:30pm, Dancing starts 8:30pm
at the Pathways Offices in Silver Spring
$15 for adults, $5 for kids - wine, beer, soft drinks, lots of snacks, and a night of fun are all included. Proceeds support the Community Forklift Building Purchase Fund. 
To RSVP or get info, click here


maysales May Sales


50% off Door Hardware 


Take half off all door hardware including surplus and salvage hinges, knob sets, mail slots, and anything else you'd screw to a door. (Sale does not apply to doors, cabinet hardware, or items from our consignment partners.)


50% off Medicine Cabinets

Take half off the orange price tags on wood, metal and plastic medicine cabinets priced at $45 or less. (Sale does not apply to vanity cabinets or items from our consignment partners)


50% off Tools   

Take half off the orange price tags on power and hand tools. (Sale does not apply to white-tagged items from the Salvage Arts department, or items with missing or damaged price tags)  

30% off Radiators

Take 30% off cast iron radiators and baseboard heaters in our HVAC section. (Sale does not include radiator covers.) 

50% off Furniture 

Take half off our desks, dressers, chairs, china cabinets, and tables. (Sale does not include mantles, musical instruments, items from our consignment partners, select specialty items, and items over $175.)  


75% off Vintage Gas Stoves

Take 75% off the marked price on old-fashioned stoves and refrigerators with 1960's or older styling marked with a May Sales Item stickers. These are as-is and not under warranty. Great for reuse as liquor cabinets!


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