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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.)
ForkliftFirstFridayInvite a friend to meet up at
Forklift First Friday

Community Forklift aims to lift up local communities. In addition to providing resources and materials, we want to be a gathering spot! So, on the first Friday of each month, we stay open late to host live bands, artists, food trucks, plus a pop-up bar with craft beer and wine, thanks to Riverdale's Town Center Market.  It's a kid- and adult-friendly event, so all ages (and friendly, leashed pets) are welcome.  

The next party is July 1st!

When: 6 PM - 8 PM, Friday July 1st 
Where: Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781 (Just 5 minutes outside NE DC, near Hyattsville)
Cost: Free and open to the public (but you may want to bring cash for food, beverage, & art purchases)

A great way to kick off your holiday weekend

On July 1st, the featured band will be The Vico Cycle, a group of DC area musicians who blend rock, funk, soul, blues, and hip-hop into a lively fusion of raw sound. Expect the unexpected...

As for food, KaftaMania is coming back to the 'Lift and they're bringing their amazing Mediterranean & Lebanese food! It's fresh, filling, and perfect for a warm summer evening.  Vegetarian and carnivore options will be available.
We have four amazing local artists exhibiting too (visit our blog for a preview of their work).

NowHiringNow Hiring Store Manager
Many of you know Doug, the tall and friendly guy who has been here for almost a decade.  Well, he's moving away! We're excited that he has some great new opportunities for his family, but we're so sad to say goodbye.

Running Community Forklift's reuse center requires an unusual skill set. Do you know someone who is great with people, experienced in retail management, and into building materials or old houses? Would they be excited about turning the construction waste stream into a resource stream for local communities?
Please share the job description!

Community Forklift's 
Vintage Toilets

by Zach Bernheisel (our newest Receiving & Processing Associate)

A glamorous 1950's bathroom (it's never been remuddled).
Don't toilets go a little underappreciated? We use them everyday, and it's a huge inconvenience if they break. Yet, we would never welcome guests into our home by saying "Yes, we have a 1958 Picasso in the front hall and a 1957 American Standard in the bathroom, feel free to take a look." 

While perhaps not as impressive as a Picasso, the vintage toilets available at Community Forklift are still quite the works of art.

When redoing your bathroom, it would definitely be sensible to have it match the rest of the house. In fact, perhaps all of the furniture should be made of porcelain!! Chairs, beds, the whole nine yards! 

A tacky toilet 
Okay, maybe you shouldn't go that far, but wouldn't it look tacky to have a brand-new, ultra modern toilet clashing with the rest of your charming mid-century home? 

Whether you need surf green, buttercream, or Mamie Eisenhower pink, we have quality bathroom fixtures for far less than you would find through most architectural salvage suppliers online.

We currently have 15 vintage toilets, and much more, listed in our Ebay store.  If you can't find what you're looking for there, we encourage you to come by our warehouse, and talk to our helpful staff members.

MariamWhen not crunching the numbers, Mariam plays the flute

Over the years, the 'Lift has attracted employees with unusual talents, from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to a Lady Arm Wrestler

A current example is our Director of Administration, Mariam d'Eustachio, who is also a professional musician. In fact, she'll be playing her flute in two concerts next month.  

Please join us to cheer her on,
and support a great cause.  

Members of the Fairfax Symphony, National Philharmonic, NIH Philharmonia, UMD Symphony, and other orchestras will collaborate with world-renowned soprano Linda Mabbs to benefit Baltimore Symphony's extraordinary "OrchKids" program, now providing 
free instruments, lessons, meals, and academic tutoring to over 1,000 children in Baltimore City.

Friday, July 15th, at 7:30 pm 
and Saturday, July 16th, at 7:30 pm
Holy Cross Church, 
4900 Strathmore Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895 
Cost:  FREE!

Get more details on our blog!
Workshops at the 'Lift
Keep an eye on our calendar  

We're putting together some great summer workshops, including hand tool and power tool classes.  So check our calendar frequently for updates!

In July, Rick Carroll of Long & Foster Real Estate will be here twice to share home-buying tips:

Becoming the Winning Homebuyer, 
Saturday, July 16th, 1pm 
Buying a home has become competitive. Get the information you need to win when you find the home you want.

The Older Home Versus The Modern
Saturday, July 30th, 1pm
 There are many differences between older and newer homes, so we'll discuss how to figure out which will fit your lifestyle best.

TanglewoodDid you miss the DIY Paint Workshop with Tanglewood Works in June?  Don't worry!  It was such a hit that they're doing it again.
DIY Paint Workshop
Sunday, July 10th, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Want to learn to paint with Clay and Chalk paints? 
Wonder how to even get started? 

Tanglewood Works now carries the totally awesome Debi's design diary DIY Paint products - including non-toxic, low VOC paints made in the USA, liquid patinas, and wax to get you painting your own DIY upcycle projects!

In this 3-hour DIY Class, Sue the Senior Dumpster Diva will cover choosing and mixing paint, brush technique, basic distressing techniques and how to choose a sealant for your finished piece.

To register or get more info, visit Tanglewood Works

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 


We are grateful to the Metro DC Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. As a trade organization of remodelers, NARI members believe in giving back to the local community, and often donate materials to Community Forklift. Now, they've even offered to help with our blog!  

Big thanks to Addie Merrick-Phang, of Merrick Design and Build in Kensington MD, for being the first NARI member to share her expertise with us. Her article is:  Ten things to discuss at your job start meeting:  What you need to review with your contractor before construction begins."   

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

MonthlySalesJune Specials
Please note:  monthly sales do not include items from our consignment partners, items sold online, select specialty items, or items with missing or damaged tags. 
30% Off Doors 

Take 30% off the orange & blue price tags on interior and exterior doors. Sale includes solid panel doors, French doors, bifold doors, oversized doors, garage door panels, and more!

30% Off Granite Countertops

Take 30% off the regular price on granite, marble, and stone counter pieces of all sizes. Sale does not include counters with sinks attached or vanity sets; tile, pavers, or landscaping stones; or laminate, wood, Corian, or other types of counters.

50% Off Oops!  Paint, Stain, Adhesives, & Liquids

This sale includes donated paint, stain, adhesives, joint compound, and other types of liquid of all sizes. Sale does not include Amazon Recycled Paint, grout, or powders.

Free Chair with Purchase!

Get one free chair with any purchase of $5 or more. You may select any chair marked at $20 or less.  This offer does not include chairs that are part of sets.

We have a lot of vintage hardware and decor available in our Etsy store.

Or, to see a broad range of vintage bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and parts, visit our Ebay store.

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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