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

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.

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


Most Video Cameras Donated To Help Raise Cancer Awareness

Radio Shack

Radio Shack donated 100 video cameras to the Livestrong Young Adult Alliance to raise awareness for young adult cancer.


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.

06:21 United States

Longest Charity Waterfall

Kiva New York

At a Kiva event celebrating International Women’s Day, 54 people lined up and set a new world record for the Longest Charity Waterfall. Record participants included Kiva CEO Matt Flannery, president Premal Shah and Director of Development Bennett Grassano, who conceived the feat. Attendees lined up and donated at least $1 to a pile of money that was passed along the line in a waterfall manner, raising $175 in less than a minute. The money was instantly processed as a Kiva microfinancing loan.

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.

09:56 Canada

Largest Anonymous Donation To A Non-Commercial YouTube Channel

Darryl Learie

Darryl Learie received an anonymous $35 donation to his non-commercial YouTube channel.

00:54 United States

Largest Pie Fight

Vickies Angel Walk Attendees

To raise funds for Vickie’s Angel Walk, hundreds of people threw a total of 2,400 pies at each other in the world’s largest pie fight. The event raised $2,500 and a full pallet of canned food. The food was donated to the Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg.The money raised will be used for financial assistance for families fighting cancer in Central Pennsylvania.

00:32 England

Most Spins On A Hand-Shaped Chair While Dressed As A Penguin

Paul (Pabs) Melia

Paul (Pabs) Melia completed one spin on a hand-shaped chair while dressed as a penguin. He set the record to raise money for the Ykids children’s charity.

04:36 El Salvador

Most Capital Cities Visited On A Motorcycle Trip

Edwin Escobar

Edwin Escobar visited San Jose in Costa Rica, Managua in Nicaragua, Tegucigalpa in Honduras, San Salvador in El Salvador and Guatemala City in Guatemala. He traveled to each city on his motorcycle, a total distance of 1,400 kilometers across Central America. Escobar performed this feat to raise funds to help overcome malnutrition of Salvadorean children.

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.

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