July 2012
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Important Policy Change - 1 week free storage
Sign up now for a mosaic workshop!
Come in & Shop our July Sales
Join us for a happy hour!

Dear Forklift Fan,

Happy Independence Day!  We hope you enjoy some time with family and friends - the warehouse will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, in celebration of the holiday.

Do you miss Community Forklift terribly when we're closed?  Well, you can always visit us and bid on items at our brand new Ebay store!

We're now listing certain specialty items for sale online for local pickup only.  Be sure to check it out!

We've also got a lot of fun events coming up in July, so read on for all the news!

 storageImportant Storage Policy Change

We currently provide a free storage service when you purchase a large item at Community Forklift. Although it means extra paperwork for our staff, we know it's worth it because it gives you time to arrange for transportation; to round up strong friends, and borrow or rent a truck. 
Unfortunately, it's become so popular that we're running out of room! We've even had to turn down new donations because our floor was full of stored items. 
So, we have to make a change: 
Starting July 1st,
we can only store items for 1 week.
   (Previously the storage period was 2 weeks.)
It is less convenient, but we feel it's much better than eliminating storage entirely.

Thanks for your understanding as we enter our busiest summer ever! 


workshopMosaic Stepping Stone Workshop
Community Forklift will be hosting its first in a series of
How-To Workshops
Saturday July 28th 

Forklift Fan Jenny Marsh will lead a demonstration on how to make a garden stepping stone by recycling CF's used ceramic tiles. 


Please email Bea(at) with your name and number of participants - supervised children are welcome to attend

"Pay-what-you-can" cash donations to cover the cost of materials
used during the workshop are appreciated!

salesJuly Sales


Plumbing Fittings 10� - 25� each


This month, all sizes of PVC joints, elbows, couplers, and other fittings are just 10 cents each, and all sizes of basic steel and iron fittings are 25 cents each (limit 50 per customer.  Sale does not include copper fittings, faucets, or other types of plumbing parts). 

50% off Used Pine Trim

Take half off the regular price on all salvaged pine trim.  Regularly 15 cents to $1.00 a linear foot - now just 8 cents to 50 cents a foot!  (Sale does not apply to new/surplus trim, trim without nail holes, other types of wood trim, plaster molding, stair parts, or items from our consignment partners)  

50% off Dishwashers   

Take half off the orange price tags on all dishwashers priced at $40 or less.  Many are less than 5 years old!  (Sale does not apply to other types of appliances, machines with missing or damaged price tags, or items from our consignment partners). 
50% off Salvaged Windows

Take half off the orange price tags on most used/salvaged rectangular windows and sashes.  (Sale does not apply to surplus, specialty, or curved windows; window trim; transoms, sidelights, skylights, or bay windows; stained glass pieces; doors with glass; items from our consignment partners; or windows with missing or damaged price tags)
$2 Kitchen Cabinets   

Pay just two bucks each for all "orphan" kitchen cabinets with orange price tags of $20 or less  (Sale does not include vanity cabinets, medicine cabinets, cabinet sets, other types of furniture, or cabinets with missing or damaged price tags)

 drinksJoin Prince George's Green Drinks for a summer happy hour! 

Where: Old Bowie Town Grille

8604 Chestnut Avenue Bowie, MD 20715


When:  Tuesday, July, 10th 5:30 PM-7:30 PM


Why:  Did you know that there are over 70 green businesses in Prince George's County?  We've also got countless watershed volunteers, environmental clubs, activists, and nature lovers. Let's get to know each other!


RSVP:  PrinceGeorgesGreenDrinks(at) (Not required but it would be helpful so the folks of Old Bowie Town Grille can serve us best)


FIRST- TIME GREEN DRINKER?  Don't be shy, just come on in and look for the folks with the nametags. Look for Ruthie or Kelsey (they'll be wearing the green hardhats), and they'll introduce you around.


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