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Take Off Pounds Sensibly Fundraising Ideas | TOPS Fundraisers

The logo for Take Off Pounds Sensibly, or TOPS.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly is one of the many organizations that chooses Rada Cutlery as a fundraiser for their organization. Last year around 50 different TOPS chapters sold Rada Cutlery and this year another 18 chapters have already chosen to sell our cutlery.

Why are TOPS Clubs Choosing Rada?

We are not your average fundraiser – we don’t offer cookie dough, candy bars, magazines or wrapping paper. What we do offer is an unique fundraising idea that our customers have told us practically sells itself. Rada Cutlery’s knives and other products are 100% made in the USAand your group will receive a 40% profit of everything sold.

TOPS is a large non-profit weight-loss support group that helps people on their journey while they lose weight. Around 10,000 chapters exist between Canada and the United. The group started in 1948 by a woman who wanted to use the power of support from her peers while they strived for thinner figure and an overall improved health.

Why Does TOPS Fundraise?

Many members of Take Off Pounds Sensibly fundraise for reasons such as attending conferences. Each year a three day event, “International Recognition Days” or “IRD,” is held. This celebration is hosted in a different city in North America every year. Fundraising helps members cover the cost of registration fees and housing. This year International Recognition Days will be inSan Diego, California from July 5 to the 7. There are other rallies, workshops and retreats held throughout the year that members of TOPS Club fundraise for as well.

TOPS in Michigan just started a fundraiser with Rada Cutlery and said, “We are a small group of ladies in a weight loss group (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) and wish to raise money for our group.”

A TOPS group in Flordia wrote to say, “Rada was used by our TOPS chapter with wonderful sales and we really hope we can do this again. Thank you!”

Another TOPS group from Georgia had this to say, “We have a small group of ladies. TOPS is a weight loss support group that is non-profit. We are raising funds to attend the annual convention. We’d like to get stated as soon as possible. I need several catalogs to show the others. Thanks!”

Rada Cutlery's Vegetable Peeler

Groups that have fundraised with Rada previously have found success at reaching their goal which keeps them coming back.

A Take Off Pounds Sensibly group from South Carolina said “We use Rada as our fundraiser each year in our organization. It’s great! Thanks for sending the catalogs.

In Virginiaa TOPS group has experienced success with Rada in the past. “We have used this fundraiser before. Your products are very good and I have been a Rada user for many years. Thanks!”

One Take Off Pounds Sensibly club has been selling Rada Cutlery for years. “We have been selling your items at our TOPS chapter for as long as I can remember. I love them and so do our members and their families. Thank you so much!”

Are you a member of a TOPS chapter and have fundraised with Rada? We want to hear your story!

NOTE:  Rada Mfg. Co. was also founded in 1948.  Non-profit groups work directly with our factory as they fundraise for their causes.



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  1. This is also great for kids in smaller art focused programs! (like band) man with all the budget cuts I am going to make note of this page and send it to my daughter’s preschool. Thanks!

  2. I haven’t done this before, so bear with me. I need to know how to order books for our group in Kingwood, WV TOPS 0420. Hope you can help me.

    • Shelia, Thank you so much for your comment. You can request a catalog by calling 800-311-9691 and speaking with one of our customer service representatives or by visiting Your group is allowed 10 FREE catalogs per year. Additional catalogs can be purchased for $0.20 each. The catalog charges are waived if you sell $1,000 or more. Please let us know if you have any other questions!