Sat & Sun: 9-6p
Mon-Fri: 10-6p
Wednesday: 10-7p

If you are dropping off a donation or picking up big, bulky items, you must arrive at least 30 minutes before closing.



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Did you know that Community Forklift has successfully completed Co-op America's screening process for socially and environmentally responsible green businesses? We are now in their National Green Pages™ directory!

Help Support Community Forklift
By Making a Financial Donation

(Community Forklift is a project of non-profit Sustainable Community Initiatives)
Please join our efforts by supporting us with a gift of any size.

The Community Forklift Mission

We aim to lift up local communities by:
  • Making repairs and renovations possible for low-income folks, homeowners, and community groups
  • Creating green job training and employment opportunities
  • Keeping perfectly good building materials from going to waste
  • Providing resources to small, local businesses to stimulate and support economic development
  • Reducing demand for natural resources
  • Promoting community collaboration and skill building
  • Educating the public about local reuse and recycling options, green living and environmental sustainability

Community Forklift Celebrates 6 Years of Success

  • Since opening in November 2005, we've kept millions of dollars of building materials from going to waste. Instead of costing tax dollars to haul it out to landfills away from the city, these valuable materials have been kept here in the DC area to benefit the local economy.
  • Provided low cost materials and support to thousands of local homeowners, contractors, and builders, making it possible for them to repair substandard housing and restore historic buildings.
  • Grown to over 20 green workers, and support additional employment through partner organizations (In 2009, we were so busy that we doubled our staff while other retailers were laying folks off).
  • Donated materials and assistance to dozens of non-profit organizations and low-income neighbors each year.
  • Attended or produced over 250 events to educate the public about local recycling resources and tips for greener homes.
  • Worked hard to spread the word about our services; we have been voted the “Best Home Goods Store” and “Best Hardware Store” by readers of the Washington City Paper AND the Washington Post Express!


Every gift, large or small, helps us to fulfill our critical mission Community Forklift is a project of Sustainable Community Initiatives (SCI), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation. Donations made to SCI are eligible to receive a tax deduction for the full amount allowed by law.

To make a secure online, tax-dedictible donation, click the button below to donate through Paypal, major credit card, or directly from your bank account.

OR, write a check made out to:
Sustainable Community Initiatives
You MUST designate “for Community Forklift” in the memo line of the check!!

The check should be mailed to:
SCI c/o Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781

Please call the Chief Operating Officer Director, Nancy Meyer at 202-236-4071
with any questions or concerns.

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Store Phone: 301-985-5180 *** Donations Phone: 301-832-0781 *** Fax: 301-985-5182
Email: To inquire about donating materials, please fill out the form on our donations page.
To send us pictures of materials you would like to donate, use: Donations(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org
For media inquiries, please use: Ruthie(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org
For everything else use: Info(at)CommunityForklift(dot)org
Visit: 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781  
Directions: 5 minutes from DC in Prince George's County
Hours: Sat & Sun: 9-6p, Mon-Fri: 10-6p, Wednesday: 10-7p
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