Largest collage of cut out handprints: Amway breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
WASHINGTON D.C., USA -- Holding "Raise Your Hand" events around the world, Amway pledged a $1 donation to the cause for each handprint collected in the effort to raise awareness of malnutrition and get people involved; of the 260,872 handprints collected, 75,200 met stringent requirements to set the new world record for the Largest collage of cutout handprints,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: The Nutrilite™ Power of 5 Campaign engaged over 260,000 people worldwide to "raise their hand" to fight childhood malnutrition and accomplished a World Record title for Largest collage of cutout handprints. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest collage of cut-out handprints is 75,200 handprints and was achieved by Amway Corporation and the Nutrilite™ Power of 5 Campaign (both USA) in Ada, Michigan, USA, as verified in 14 April 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest handprint painting; it measures 10,235 m² (110,168 ft²) and was achieved by ENTEC (Saudi Arabia) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on 23 September 2013. 45,000 individuals participated in painting Saudi map over a period of 7 weeks to celebrate Saudi Arabia national day. "We are so grateful for the response from people all over the world," Amway chairman Steve Van Andel said.
"Malnutrition is preventable, and these Raise Your Hand events are helping us bring greater awareness and attention to this important issue. Our hope is that more people will become involved in lessening the impact malnutrition has in the lives of so many children and families. Thank you to everyone who raised their hands."
The collage, taking the form of a tree, is on display at the Nutrilite™ Centre for Optimal Health in Buena Park in California.
The piece was designed and assembled by Grand Rapids-based artist Georgia Taylor. Visitors will be able to see the collage and know that each print represents a portion of the dollars raised to provide essential nutrients to malnourished children.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), seven million children younger than five-years-old die each year from preventable causes, and malnutrition is the underlying cause of 45% of those deaths. When mixed with children's food once a day, Nutrilite™ Little Bits™ provides malnourished children under five-years-old with the nutrients needed to survive and to help reach their potential. It was developed based on WHO recommendations for micronutrient powders for children six months to five-years-old.