Charity World Records

Charity world records prove that there is something better than becoming a world record holder: becoming a record holder while raising a ton of cash or awareness for a greater cause. World records have been set in aid of everything from cancer research to dog rescue funds. Activities include autographing a shoe, eating dog biscuits, and, in an extraordinary display of altruism, baking a huge batch of pumpkin pies and donating them to a mission.

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41 Records Found

United States

Most Autographs On A Shoe

Run for Good Foundation

As part of a charity initiative, 53 indie music artists signed a single Saucony sneaker. The contributors came from 20 bands different bands who performed at the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois, including Yo La Tengo, The National and The Walkmen[]. The shoe will be auctioned off on MissionFish.org, with all proceeds going to Saucony’s Run for Good Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to combating childhood obesity. Artists include: The Jesus Lizard Yo La Tengo The National Black Lips Yeasayer The Dutchess and the Duke Ponytail Bowerbirds Pains of Being Pure at Heart The Antlers Fucked Up M83 The Walkmen Women Pharoahe Monch Killer Whales Blitzen Trapper Frightened Rabbit Michael Columbia Cymbals Eat Guitars #PF01

00:11 United States

Most People To Yell "Livestrong!" At Once

Wright State Freshman Class

Directed by guest speaker Chris Sacca, 1006 freshmen students at Wright State University yelled the word “Livestrong!” at the same time. The record was set to raise awareness for Lance Armstrong’s cancer-related organization.

United States

Most Dog Biscuits Eaten By A Human In Five Minutes

Mike Squier

Mike Squier ate 15 commercial dog biscuits in five minutes. The biscuits came from the Organic Doggy Kitchen and he was setting the record to raise funds for Save Our Siberians - Siberspace Rescue Fund. tag:RecordSetterBook01

United States

Most Expensive Certified Green Home

Frank McKinney

Frank McKinney designed and built a certified green mansion valued at $29 million dollars (U.S.). The house has a Silver LEED rating from the U.S Green Building Council, a Certified Florida Green Home rating from the Florida Green Building Coalition, and meets the Energy Star for Homes criteria established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency[]. The house includes an innovative use of solar, water, and materials. Super energy efficient appliances cut down on electrical consumption by nearly 60%. On certain days the home will be energy neutral, and can generate enough electricity to run two average-sized homes. The house used enough reclaimed and renewable wood to save over 10.5 acres of rain forest. A system that collects runoff water from the cedar roof fills the water garden. The system collects enough reusable water to fill the average size swimming pool every 17 days. McKinney donated money from the sale of the house to the Crush It Charity[], which builds houses and self-sufficient villages in Haiti. Read more about the house here.

04:26 Canada

Most Homemade Pies Donated To A Mission

The Record Collection

Craig Morrison and Sam Stilson, also known as The Record Collection, donated 14 homemade pumpkin pies to The Good Shepherd Centrein downtown Toronto.

15:35 United States

Most Articles Of Clothing Worn At Once And Donated To A Clothing Bank

George Pettit

Greg Pettit put on 223 articles of clothing at once, drove them to a Salvation Army clothing bank in his Ford Fusion, removed them one by one and donated them to the bank. Petit set the record as part of Fusion 41, a URDB World Record Challenge created by the Ford Motor Company.

02:31 United States

Most Frozen Turkeys Fit In A Ford And Delivered To A Food Bank

Sean Click

Sean Click fit 183 frozen turkeys into a Ford Fusion and delivered them to a food bank. Click set the record as part of Fusion 41, a URDB World Record Challenge created by the Ford Motor Company.

00:35 United States

Most People In One Location To Make A Charitable Donation Via Text Message

Anaheim Angels Fans

On September 6, 2010, 585 fans at an an Anaheim Angels game made a charitable donation via text message, instantly raising $2925 for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Each text message made a $5 donation to the charity. The record was set at Angel Stadium of Anaheim thanks to a sponsorship from Power Balance. Angels pitcher Scott Kazmir announced the feat in the middle of the game. RecordSetter co-founder Corey Henderson was present to oversee the feat. See the full text donation report here. #PB01 tag:RecordSetterBook01

00:48 United States

Largest Charity Money Chain

Beam Camp

Attendees of the Inventgenuity Festival created a money chain made up of $436.32. The money was then donated to the International Rescue Committee[]. The record was set on February 21, 2010 at the 2nd Annual Brooklyn World Record Day, an event hosted by RecordSetter in conjunction with Beam Camp as part of their Inventgenuity Festival. #BWRD02

United States

Most Livestrong Bracelets Worn On Arm At Once

Saphrin Chapman

At a Livestrong fundraiser party hosted by Gowalla, Saphrin Chapman[] wore 77Livestrong bracelets on her arm at once. Chapman set the record in Austin, Texas during the 2010 SXSW festival. Venture investor Chris Sacca made a $500 donation to Livestrong to recognize her feat. NOTE: The bracelets constricted Chapmans’s wrist while she achieved the feat. She was OK, but for safety purposes, we are declaring this a closed category. Future submissions won’t be recognized. Photo credit: Chris Gomez

United States

Most Livestrong Bracelets Worn At Once

Rob Sartin

Spencer Sartin of Austin, Texas wore 80 Livestrong braceletsto school to celebrate his three-year cancer diagnosis anniversary. By the end of the day, he’d given away all the bracelets to classmates. Read more about Sartin’s story here. NOTE: Wearing this many Livestrong bracelets on one’s wrist can constrict blood flow. For safety reasons, we are declaring this a closed category. Future submissions won’t be recognized.

Canada

Fastest Solo Viewing Of Every Episode Of LOST

Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson watched all 123 episodes of LOSTby himself in 145 hours. He began watching the first episode on May 18th, 2010 at 10:30 PM and completed the series finale on May 23 at 11:30 PM. He live streamed[] the entire record, attracting thousands of viewers throughout. Wilson set the record to raise money and awareness for the Child’s Play[] organization. Read Peter’s LOST Marathon blog about the project here. tag:RecordSetterBook01

United States

Longest Time Using Only Social Media To Communicate

Clark Harris

Clark Harris has used social media as his only form of communication for the past 100 days. He’s setting the record to raise awareness and money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, in memory of his mother. Read more about his experiment and donatehere. tag:RecordSetterBook01

United States

Most Birthday Wishes From Verified Celebrities On Twitter

Mr. S.

Mr. S. sent celebrities a tweet on his July 14th birthday, requesting a birthday wish. He mentioned in an attached link that for each wish he received he would donate $3.00 to Open Door Shelter in Norwalk, Connecticut. Twelve verified celebrities responded to his request in 24 hours. Read more about the feat here.

United States

Most Money Raised Using Square At A Charitable Event

100 Beds for Haiti Event Attendees

At a 100 Beds for Haiti event in New York City, $401.72 was raised through donations made viaSquare. Credit card donations were collected on iPhones during the party, with all proceeds going to help bring hospital beds to Haiti.

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