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.

Charity Challenges

35 Records Found

29:30 United States

Most Money Raised For Charity By Destroying A City Made Of Cards

William Zambole

William Zambole led a group in raising $5,800 for charity by destroying a city made of cards. After the city was built, Zambole and others donated money to see the cards knocked down. The record was set during the Cardhalla event at 2015 Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana.

03:48 Portugal

Longest Drumming Marathon

Carlos Santos

Carlos Santos played the drums for over 132 hours (7,978 minutes). Santos set the record to raise awareness and support for positive parenthood and against parental alienation. See entire attempt 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.

01:41 United States

Most Pairs Of Footwear Donated To Charity

Abigail Paulson

Abigail P. gathered 97 pairs of footwear and will donate them all to Salvation Army.

04:23 Scotland

Most Songs Sung On A Mountain Top

eddy gemmell

Eddy Gemmell sang 167 songs on Goatfell, the highest point on the Isle of Arran in Scotland. He set the record to raise funds for Ayrshire Hospice. The whole record attempt took four hours and he raised over £600.

1:13:49 United States

Most Digits Of Tau Recited

Ethan Brown

Ethan Brown recited 2,012 digits of Tau from memory. He set the record to raise money for the Bethel Public Library. Learn more about the feat here.


Largest Group Wearing Jellyfish Hats At Once

Lavallette Elementary School

A group of 210 Lavallette Elementary Schoolstudents wore jellyfish hats at at once. They set the world record to raise environmental awareness forBarnegat Bay. See more about the event here.

01:26 United States

Most Three-Person Between-The-Legs Melon Passes In 30 Seconds


Three members of Support The Melons passed a melon between their legs 23 times in 30 seconds. They set the record to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.

06:17 United States

Most Games Played By Two People In 24 Hours

Mick Cullen

Mick Cullen and his friend, William, played a total of 181 board games, box games, and card games in 24 hours. They set the record to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Watch the entire record attempt here.

01:42 United States

Largest Sierpinski Triangle Made Of Pennies


Students from Eudora High School created a Sierpinski triangle made of 59,049 pennies. They set the record to raise funds for the March of Dimes, collecting a total of $731.83 during the attempt.

01:20 United States

Largest Outdoor Zumba Class Held For Charity

Joseph Gillette

The Relay For Life of Bergen Beach, Mill Basin & Marine Park organized an outdoor zumba class with 507 participants as part of Superhero Day at the Coney Island Ballpark hosted by The Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball Team. They set the record to raise cancer awareness and money for the benefit of Relay For Life and American Cancer Society.

03:11 United States

Most Purses Donated To A Salvation Army Thrift Store

Shannon Eady

Shannon E. donated five purses to a Salvation Army thrift store.

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

01:54 United States

Loudest Charity Scream


During his TEDx Brooklyn talk, RecordSetter CEO Dan Rollman led attendees in setting a record for the Loudest Charity Scream. The group collectively generated a scream that reached 108 decibels, raising $2,700 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Rollman had raised $25/decibel in advance of his talk.

03:32 United States

Most Children's Socks Donated To A Homeless Shelter While Listening To Phish

Angel B

Angel B. donated 52 pairs of socks to the PADS Homeless Shelter. She listened to Phish songs for the duration of the attempt.


Longest Continuous Auction

Tony Mansfield

Tony Mansfield auctioned 400 items nonstop for over four hours in a shopping mall in Queensland, Australia. The event was organized to raise money and local awareness for Make-A-Wish Australia. Learn more about the feat here.

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