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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.)
We need your advice!

Dear Forklift Fans,
Have you ever given several hundred dollars or more to your favorite charity?  

If so, we would love to get your advice! Community Forklift has the opportunity to take advantage of an enhanced giving program, where large donors could receive extra tax credits for their support. It's a really cool way for the state to support our work. But it won't happen unless we figure out how to reach generous fans, and build a major donor program.  

That is where your advice comes in. What has motivated you to support charities in the past? Why do you think someone might consider a large donation to the Forklift? How can we spread the word about the jobs we create, and the ways we help local nonprofits and neighbors in need?  

If you have a few minutes, I'd love to brainstorm with you. I'll even take you to coffee if you have the time. Just contact me at Nancy(at) or 301-985-5180.

Nancy J. Meyer
Community Forklift

Please spread the word that we are currently hiring.  
And if you've always wanted to join our team of Salvage Superheros, now is the time!  

So Much Fun Stuff this Fall
Bring a salvaged-minded friend to
Forklift First Friday

On the first Friday of each month, we stay open late to host bands, artists, food trucks, and a pop-up bar. 

The next party is September 2nd
from 6pm - 8pm. Forklift First Friday is a kid- and adult-friendly event, so all ages (and friendly, leashed pets) are welcome. It's free - but you may want to bring cash for food, beverage, & art purchases. 

Roots rock from The Loose Ends!

Yummy food truck fare! 

Craft beer and wine from to Riverdale's Town Center Market! 

Meet local artists! Exhibitors include:

Free Workshops
We'll save you a seat - just follow the links below to pre-register for prime seating..

Historic Homes and the Issues They're Hiding
Saturday, August 20th, 1pm

 Turning Old Windows Into Nifty New Things
...Plus, How To Replace a Broken Pane
Saturday, August 27th, 1PM - 3PM

Get hands-on with basic household power tools 
Saturday, September 10th, 1pm

Mark Your Calendar: 

September 24th
This Old Warehouse features: 
Preservation Experts & Tradespeople!  
Free Workshops & Appraisal Advice! 
Old-Timey Bands & a Food Truck!
All Sorts of Architectural Salvage & Vintage Treasures!
More details coming soon, so keep an eye on our website.

October 28th & 29th
Lie-Nielsen Toolworks makes over 100 types of planes, saws, spokeshaves, chisels, floats and more.  You can try their tools, ask questions, and experience how woodworking with hand tools is rewarding, quiet, and surprisingly efficient.  During the event, you can also view Community Forklift's large selection of vintage tools (normally sold only online).

November 25th & 26th
After Thanksgiving, shop green, shop small, or don't shop at all - here's your excuse to stay away from the mall!  We are celebrating community with live music, free gift-making workshops, local artists, and free photos with Santa for all ages.
Over at Tanglewood Works

Have you see this month's Washingtonian magazine?  
Check out Lucky #13, baby!!! 
We are thrilled that Tanglewood Works was included in such a fantastic lineup.

In addition to upcycled furniture, home decor, and gifts, Tanglewood Works also offers great classes, meetups, and free demos.  There are still a few spots left in the next one, so sign up now for the Chalk-Style Paint Workshop on Sun. August 28th! 

CommunityNews Community News
Big thanks to our Summer Interns

You probably know that Community Forklift works to create good green jobs for local adults, including those who have barriers to employment.  But did you know that we also introduce young people to sustainable career paths?
This summer, Community Forklift hosted two wonderful interns from the End Time Harvest Ministry's Wellness Ambassador Program at Bladensburg High School.  We were blown away by their energy, creativity, and hard work!  Visit our blog to read about the experience in their own words.


The new Port Towns Farmers Mercado is just three blocks from our warehouse. Pick out treasures at the Forklift, then pick up fresh produce on your way home!    

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

Save money for your congregation
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
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. 

On Monday, Sept. 26th, come to a golf tournament at Andrews Air Force Base to help raise money for next year's projects. To register or get more info, visit

August 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. 
50% off Windows and Sashes 

Sale includes modern & vintage windows & sashes with blue and orange tags. Sale does not include stained glass, or doors with windows (such as French doors or half-glass doors).

We also have some vinyl sashes for $0.  They are marked with neon "free" stickers, and perfect for building cold frames to grow veggies over the winter.

50% Off Sinks & Tubs

Take half off the marked price on modern & vintage sinks and bathtubs, including pedestal sinks, vintage cast iron sinks, and clawfoot tubs!  Sale does not include sink sets with matching vanity cabinets, sink sets with matching toilets, and other plumbing parts.

50% Off Countertops, 
Including Granite 

Take half off the regular price on granite, marble, corian, laminate, and other types of counter pieces of all sizes.

This sale does not include vanity sets; or tile, pavers, or landscaping stones. But remember, small counter scraps can be turned into walkways and garden borders!

Get step-by-step instructions for this cool walkway at

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

Or, to see a range of vintage decor, bathroom fixtures, machinery, and commercial items, 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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