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

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.

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.

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.

04:50 Canada

Most People Walking On A Three-Mile "Mosey Challenge"

Kids Help Phone Red Deer

A total of 56 people and their pets walked on a three-mile "Mosey Challenge." They set the record to raise support for Kids Help Phone.

02:32 United States

Largest Outdoor Zumba Class Held During A Rainstorm

Joseph Gillette

The Relay For Life of Bergen Beach, Mill Basin & Marine Park organized an outdoor zumba class with 32 participants as part of their Zumba Flash Mob event. The participants continued to perform their exercises while raining. They set the record to raise cancer awareness and money for the benefit of Relay For Life and American Cancer Society.

01:12 Canada

Most People Holding A Food Bank Donation At Once During A "Granville Green" Concert

Denise Sampson

Denise S. from 101.5 FM The Hawk led 413 people in holding a food bank donation at once. They set the record during a Granville Green concert.

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.

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


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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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