Coastal Cupboard to host semiannual knife-sharpening fundraiser

October 19, 2016 – Charleston, SC – Head over to The Coastal Cupboard in Mount Pleasant’s Belle Hall Shopping Center for the Semiannual Charity Knife Sharpening Event November 3-6, 2016 (during regular store hours). The fall event will benefit The Charleston Basket Brigade, which is a local nonprofit on a mission to feed 3,500 Charleston area families in need for Thanksgiving. Get your knives professionally sharpened for just $1 per knife and every dollar goes towards The Coastal Cupboard’s $5,000 goal which will feed 167 families for Thanksgiving.

Owner of The Coastal Cupboard, Brad Pitner said, “We invite everyone in the Charleston area to go through their drawers and knife blocks, grab some knives…carefully…and head on down to our store to sharpen them up to help local families need. It’s a fun and busy weekend, and we couldn’t do it without the support of the community. So spread the word and we will see you there!”  Carolina One Real Estate agents from the company’s Longpoint Road office, coordinated by Marty Belk and Patti Vick, will be staffing the event.

The Charleston Basket Brigade is rallying the community to help raise $105,000 in order to feed 3,500 families (approximately 21,000 people) in the Charleston Tri-County area.

It only takes $30 to feed a family of six and every penny donated is utilized to purchase food. Each family receives a box of food to cook an entire Thanksgiving meal including a 10-12 lb. turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, fresh rolls, and a pumpkin pie. Inside the box is an anonymous letter that reads, “This comes to you from someone who cares about you.  All we ask is that you take care of yourself well enough to be able to do this for someone else one day.”

The 9th Annual Charleston Basket Brigade will take place on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Charleston Area Convention Center Exhibit Hall C. Here the community is invited to help assemble meals and pick up meals to deliver to the benefitting families.

Co-founder of the Charleston Basket Brigade, Pam Hartley said, “It warms our hearts to be a part of this incredible event year after year. The Coastal Cupboard is a generous local business, and their friendly staff is always eager to help the Charleston Basket Brigade at the Semi-Annual Charity Knife Sharpening Event. We are so grateful for all of their efforts. We encourage everyone to come out and sharpen those knives and take part in the effort to feed families in need this Thanksgiving.”

For more details about the Charity Knife Sharpening Event, visit and follow the store on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Help feed local families in need this Thanksgiving. Learn how to donate and volunteer at