July 17, 2020

Donations are the cornerstone of what we do here at Community Forklift and we couldn’t exist without the generous individual and corporate donors who provide us with the materials that stock our store and support our neighbors in need.

TW Perry of Gaithersburg is one of these corporate donors who are so important to the success of Community Forklift. TW Perry is a quality building materials supplier that works throughout the DMV area. Founded in 1911, they have store locations in Baltimore, Maryland; Silver Spring, Maryland; Gaithersburg, Maryland; Leesburg, Virginia; and Springfield, Virginia.

Since 2013, the TW Perry store in Gaithersburg has generously supplied us with surplus building materials through multiple donations. Receiving Manager Marvin Esquivel and his team have been enthusiastic supporters of reuse. In the most recent donation at the beginning of July, we received a large supply of interior doors, windows, stair parts (including balusters, railing, and newel posts), siding, shutters, sinks, molding, tools, hardware, and more!

“It’s very important that the items always go to a great home and what’s … better than you guys at Community Forklift!”

Marvin Esquivel, Receiving Manager

This partnership with TW Perry of Gaithersburg supplies Community Forklift with the materials we need to accomplish our mission. Some donated materials go directly to neighbors in need through our Home Essentials Program. Some donated materials go to nonprofit groups for projects that benefit the community through our Community Building Blocks program. And some materials go to our nonprofit reuse warehouse, where they’re sold at below-market prices to support these programs, the community, and the green jobs we create.

Thank you to TW Perry of Gaithersburg and Receiving Manager Marvin Esquivel and his team for supporting Community Forklift and lifting up our community through reuse!


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.