In order for our reuse nonprofit to divert usable materials from the landfill and redistribute them to the community, we depend on the partnership and support of our corporate and individual material donors. These generous donors provide the free and low-cost materials that our community needs!
ABW Appliances recently donated mini fridges that have already made a difference in the areas we serve. In the past two weeks, we have distributed seven of these appliances for free to households with limited resources in both Washington, DC, and Prince George’s County, MD. The households together comprise 35 people who will use the mini fridges to preserve and store both food and medicine.
“We don’t just sell appliances; we want to make people’s lives better. We’re thrilled to partner with Community Forklift to serve the same neighborhoods where we live and work,” says Ryan Simon, CEO at ABW Appliances.
In addition to donating materials to Community Forklift, ABW Appliances also holds charitable events and donates funds to local nonprofit organizations. As part of their #ABWgives campaign, sales teams at each of their locations support a neighborhood nonprofit of their choosing. The chosen charities receive $10 from every appliance sale at their sponsoring location throughout the months of October, November, and December 2023. In 2022, this campaign alone raised over $14,000 for local charities!
ABW Appliances is a family-owned local business that has been serving the DC and Baltimore areas for decades. Headquartered in Jessup, ABW has appliances showrooms in both Maryland and Northern Virginia and a clearance outlet in Silver Spring.
Thank you to ABW Appliances for helping our reuse nonprofit turn the waste stream into a resource stream! Visit our website to learn how to support our mission by donating or shopping for materials. You can also learn more about our Community Giving programs providing free materials to households with limited incomes, community groups, and nonprofit organizations.
The Community Forklift team delivering a free ABW Appliances mini fridge to neighbors in need through our Home Essentials Program (HELP).
“We don’t just sell appliances, we want to make people’s lives better. We’re thrilled to partner with Community Forklift to serve the same neighborhoods where we live and work.”
Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse. We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.