Community Forklift

"We could not have started up without WACIF's help. We are incredibly grateful for their assistance."
- Jim Schulman, Founder of Community Forklift

"We could not have started up without WACIF's help. We are incredibly grateful for their assistance."
- Jim Schulman, Founder of Community Forklift

"We could not have started up without WACIF's help. We are incredibly grateful for their assistance."
- Jim Schulman, Founder of Community Forklift

What is Community Forklift?

Community Forklift is a surplus, salvaged & green building material home improvement store. At their very large warehouse, you can donate new and used building materials to receive a tax deduction, or you purchase materials at prices that are 25% - 75% below retail.

How WACIF Helped

WACIF provided Community Forklift with a $200,000 start-up loan for equipment purchases and working capital.  

Impact

  • 30 Green Jobs
  • Over $8 Million dollars of material kept from landfills
  • Tens of thousands of local residents able to affordably repair their homes

Community Forklift has also donated supplies to community projects and families in need, and conducted hundreds of educational sessions about recycling and low-cost ways to go green at home. They have also consistently been recognized and won awards such as “Best Home Goods Store” in the Washington City Paper Best of DC contest, and "Best Hardware/DIY” in the Washington Post Express