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

Have you been telling a friend or neighbor about the Forklift for years?  Here's a great excuse to bring them to visit!  

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 August 5th!

When: 6 PM - 8 PM, Friday August 5th 
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)

We'll have jazz funk from Glass Caravan, a rock and jazz quartet based in central MD.  They specialize in original compositions, innovative arrangements, and straight-up covers and standards.  

Enjoy yummy hot BBQ fresh from the grill with 

Local artists exhibiting include Mary Ann Lipovsky, Karla Lawrence, Michelle Elizabeth, Richard Brown, and Denise Marie BrownVisit our blog for a preview of their work!

Air Conditioners Needed

Are you keeping cool this summer? Help us make sure ALL our neighbors are able to beat the heat!

Through our Home Essentials program, Community Forklift provides free building materials, home fixtures, and appliances to neighbors in need. At the moment, the demand for window air conditioning units and refrigerators is sky-high, but we haven't seen enough of these items come through our warehouse to keep up.

If you have a spare AC unit or fridge that is fully functioning and clean, please bring it over to the warehouse! 

It could make the difference for a senior trying to properly store her insulin, a father hoping to cut costs by buying healthy food in bulk for his kids, or someone with limited mobility trying to stay cool in their home.

Thanks, Forklift Fans - we know we can count on you!
Meet Our Partners: 
Brick + Board

Brick + Board is a social enterprise dedicated to salvaging vintage building materials and preparing them for their next lives. Based in Baltimore, Brick + Board is a division of Humanim
, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with the mission of hiring and training Baltimore residents with barriers to employment. 

Superintendent Lionell and crew, with a haul of reclaimed materials from a deconstruction site.
Along with their sister organization, Details Deconstruction, Brick + Board has deconstructed over 130 vacant rowhouses in Baltimore, diverting 95% of waste from the landfill, salvaging over half a million bricks and nearly 150,000 board feet of lumber, and creating 35 jobs for Baltimoreans.

Now, you can find their beautiful reclaimed bricks here at Community Forklift.  

At just $1 each, these vintage bricks are perfect for building a patio with a lovely patina!  You can find them in our courtyard, but we also have many pallets hidden in our overflow storage area - so if you need a large amount, just ask a Reuse Associate. 

Vintage Hardware

You have just purchased the perfect piece of furniture... a glass front cabinet from the early 1900's, exactly what you have been looking for, at a bargain price. It just needs a little love... a hinge is missing from one of the doors, a piece of the wavy glass is broken and it needs a new latch. Where will you find everything? 

Community Forklift, of course!  Check out our blog for details about our stock of hardware and parts for repair.  

Tanglewood Works Expands

An update from Sue, the Senior Dumpster Diva at Tanglewood Works

"Sometimes you have to go back to move forward. We have so much amazing new inventory at the shop that we needed to move part of our space back into Community Forklift, where we started this whole upcycling journey back when we were Shabadaba Chic.  Feels like we have come full circle, joining efforts as two businesses focusing on salvage and community."

You can find this great upcycled inventory in Community Forklift's warehouse, across from our Historic District room.

We'll save you a seat! 
Remember, most of our classes include a free opportunity to pre-register for prime seating. Just follow the class links below to RSVP on our EventBrite site.

Saturday, July 30th, 1pm
 with Rick Carroll of Long & Foster Real Estate
There are many differences between older and newer homes, so we'll discuss how to figure out which will fit your lifestyle best.

This two-part series covers basics about use, purchase, and safety of household tools. You'll gain confidence and learn new skills while getting hands-on with common hand and power tools.  Presented by Mark Wardlaw of BNV Remodeling. Mark is a licensed contractor in DC and MD with more than 35 years of experience in the construction and remodeling fields.
Saturday, August 13th, 1pm
In this hour-long class, learn which hand tools to use for which jobs, and how to use them effectively.  
Saturday, September 10th, 1pm
In this hands-on class, learn about a variety of small power tools, including drills and saws. Mark will discuss safety, and how to perform different cuts and tasks. Bring your questions!

Saturday, August 20th, 1pm
Join professional home inspector, Sean Troxell, and learn about inspection techniques and issues found in different systems - plumbing, electrical, structural - of older homes and what to look out for when purchasing historic properties.

Community News
Trees 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 

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, through Sept. 24
Where:  In the parking lot next to Three Brothers Pizza, at 4521 Kenilworth Avenue, Bladensburg, MD

Golfing for a Good Cause
This year, our friends at Christmas in April completed repairs on their 2,500th house in Prince George's County!  This wonderful local nonprofit helps elderly, disabled, and low-income neighbors to live in comfort and dignity. 

They're already gearing up for next year's projects, but all those repairs require supplies. On Monday, Sept. 26th, come to a golf tournament at Andrews Air Force Base to help raise money for the materials they need! To register or get more info, visit

July 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% Lighting 

This month, save on modern AND vintage lights, shades & bulbs with orange or blue tags. Sale includes a large variety of chandeliers, wall sconces, patio lights, lamps, and fluorescent fixtures - we even have some surplus lights that are still in the box!  Sale does not include light parts, electrical supplies, or ceiling fans without lights.

30% Off Kitchen Appliances

Sale includes modern AND vintage washers, dryers, stoves, fridges, and microwaves with orange or blue tags. This sale does not include ALCO reconditioned appliances, water heaters, HVAC equipment, air conditioners, or other types of machines.

10% Off Your Purchase When You Wear a Community Forklift Shirt!

Don't have one yet?  They're just $10 each, so pick one up at our front desk.  Then, throughout July you can save 10% off any regularly priced items when you are wearing your shirt.  Thank you, Forklift Fans! We appreciate you!

Kendall, one of our Port Towns Youth summer interns, models a crewneck style.

We have mens crewneck and womens scoopneck styles available in small through 3X. They are 100% cotton.

Free Orphan Cabinets, Doors, and Drawers!

Giveaway includes kitchen cabinets with orange price tags of $15 or less, as well as "orphan" cabinet doors & drawers.  Limit 3 cabinets per household, and 10 cabinet doors & drawers per household.  Giveaway does not apply to cabinet sets, vanities, or other types of furniture.

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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