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4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781 (5 min. from DC, near Hyattsville)
Open 7 days a week, from 9 AM - 6 PM - 
and now open till 7 PM on Wednesdays & Fridays.
(Please drop off donations at least 30 minutes before closing time.)

Dear Forklift Fans,
We've had a great spring so far! We've found new homes for a record number of salvaged materials, provided free supplies to amazing groups like Christmas in April, hosted a ton of educational and community events. 

Attic-DC mentioned us in a great article about finding affordable and unique furniture in the DC area, and we
won Best Green Business of 2016 in the City Paper (tremendous thanks to all who voted!).   

Even the dogs showed up in stylish attire for the 7th Annual Garden Party.
We are very grateful for the partners and volunteers who contributed to our big Garden Party and the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event. (If you attended either of those, we may have captured you in a photo!  Please visit us on Facebook to tag yourself or email us to share your own pictures.)  

There are more fun events coming up, so keep reading for all the details. Hope to see you at the warehouse soon! 
NowHiringNow Hiring
We're sad to say that Aderyn, our brilliant Events & Marketing Coordinator, is moving away.  We don't know if anyone will ever fill her shoes... but maybe you'd like to try?  

Please check out the job description and spread the word far and wide.
Events coming up at the 'Lift:
On Bike to Work Day, join Community Forklift and our partners at the 2nd Annual Port Towns Pit Stop. We'll have food, giveaways, and fun bike crafts to cheer you on during your morning and evening commutes.

When:  Friday, May 20th 7:00 am - 9:00 am and 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where:  The Port Towns Pit Stop will be located at Veterans Park, Northeast Branch Trail at Decatur Street and Taylor Road in Edmonston, MD 

Do celebrities like Orlando Bloom stop by the Port Towns Pit Stop? Well, you won't know unless you stop by, too.
Forklift First Fridays are back!

Last summer, we decided to stay open late once a month to throw a party.  It was a big hit, so we're doing it again!  

On the first Friday of each month, we'll host live bands and local artists. We'll have a different food truck each time, and Riverdale's Town Center Market will set up a pop-up bar with craft beer and wine.  This is a kid- and adult-friendly event, so all ages (and friendly, leashed pets) are welcome.

When: 6 PM - 8 PM on the first Friday of every month (that's June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th, September 2nd, October 7th, November 4th, and December 2nd)
Where: the courtyard at Community Forklift - 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781 (Just 5 minutes outside DC, near Hyattsville )
Cost: Free and open to the public (but you may want to bring cash for food, beverages, & art purchases)

DIY Workshops
with Don Nalezyty of Don Nalezyty Crafts

 June 18th, 1:00 pm 
with Marcus Sims of Treincarnation

News from our partners:
TreesTrees for Sacred Places
Did you know that there are FREE trees available for religious communities in Prince George's County? 

Trees for Sacred Places is a wonderful program that can help your congregation plant trees and save on stormwater impact fees through Prince George's Alternative Compliance Program.  

This program is also available statewide, so if you have connections with churches or faith-owned property anywhere in Maryland, please spread the word! For more info, visit 

Have you visited Tanglewood Works, the cool and colorful shop in front of our warehouse? Fresh pieces arrive every week and Sue the Dumpster Diva always has fun stuff going on. For example: 

Check out the #UpcycleJunkies to find out about upcoming meetups. There are several Mosaic Meetups coming up soon!

Tanglewood Works has just begun carrying Debi's Design Diary
DIY paint and wax, which makes it easy to paint old furniture.

Follow the DumpsterDivaDIY blog, Twitter, or Facebook to get upcycling tips and to see items that have just arrived.

Youth Build Now Accepting Applications
At Community Forklift, we love providing supplies to local nonprofits and educators who do amazing things.  One such organization is the YouthBuild Public Charter School.  It is one of the few alternative schools in DC that serves youth who have dropped or aged out of traditional high schools.  While learning, students also serve their community through volunteer projects and by creating housing for low-income residents in the metro area. 

Do you know any young folks who need a fresh start?  Please let them know that YouthBuild is now accepting applications for Fall 2016!
ETHM Wellness Ambassadors at a summer event at the Forklift
For two decades, our partners at End Time Harvest Ministries have been
educating, encouraging, employing, and empowering youth and families in Prince George's County.  

In recent years, they've sent young folks to Community Forklift as volunteers and summer apprentices.  We've been so impressed with the time and energy they invest in these students, and we have loved watching the kids grow into confident community leaders.

On May 25th, ETHM will be hosting a 20th Anniversary Gala at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at UMD.  Please consider attending or donating; we'd love to walk the red carpet with you!

After Treasure Hunting, go Grocery Grabbing

Do you often visit the 'Lift on Saturdays to hunt for treasure? Now you can now stop by the Port Towns Farmers Mercado too!  

Just three blocks from our warehouse, you can meet local farmers, support local businesses, and pick up fresh produce. They're planning live music, fun for kids, and cooking demos as well.

When:  Saturdays from 11 AM - 3 PM, from June 4 until Sept. 24
Where:  In the parking lot next to Three Brothers Pizza, at 4521 Kenilworth Avenue, Bladensburg, MD

Growing, Harvesting & Preserving Herbs for Your Home

Check out this great herbal wellness workshop from our partners at ECO City Farms! 

When: Saturday, June 11th, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Where: ECO Bladensburg - 6100 Emerson St. Bladensburg, MD 20710
Please note:  monthly sales do not include items from our consignment partners, select specialty items, or items with missing or damaged tags. 

30% Off Windows & Sashes
Save on vintage AND modern windows & window sashes!  Sale does not include shutters, window treatments, or windows with stained glass.

Get a great deal on a surplus window!

Get inspired by blogger NumberFiftyThree:  Use an old sash to frame pictures you love from an old calendar or book. 

30% Off Bathroom Fixtures

If you're thinking about improving your bathroom, now is the time!  Sale includes bathroom sinks, bathtubs, vanities, toilets, and medicine cabinets. Sale does not include shower pans, tub couches, items sold online, plumbing parts, hardware, tile, kitchen or living room items, other types of cabinetry, or mirrors that are not attached to medicine cabinets.

Been dreaming of a calm, relaxing bathroom? Check out this beautiful retreat with a clawfoot tub (by Jenna Sue Design Co, featured in Country Living).

30% Off Carpet & Rugs

Includes both surplus and gently-used rolls of carpet, rugs, and carpet tiles. Sale does not include other types of flooring.

Carpet tiles are easy to install, and great for playrooms and basements.

Community Forklift is now offering couches made from clawfoot tubs.  We cut the seat opening and sand it smooth, and provide you with a wood cutout so that you (or your upholsterer) can add the filling and fabric of your choice. Just make sure to bring several strong friends along to help you load - they're quite heavy.

They make a great option for reading nooks and patios.  Get your own unique "clouch" for $495.

Open 7 days a week, from 9 AM - 6 PM - and now open till 7 PM on Wednesdays & Fridays.
(Please drop off donations at least 30 minutes before closing time.)
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