To celebrate the giving spirit of our FarmVille players, we asked them to share why they like to give through the game. Check out some of the heartwarming responses below with a backdrop of their very own farms. Have a look at the FarmVille charity infographic to see just how much good the dedicated community of players in FarmVille have done over the years.
“Sometimes we get so caught up in our own lives. When Farmville sponsors charities it often opens my eyes to new programs, different charities, and issues that we face in the world today. FarmVille gives me a game I love to play, but it feels even better knowing that I’ve helped someone in the process.” -Tiffany Harris, Wisconsin
“I give to charity thru Zynga because I feel like I am getting a chance to pay it forward. I have been helped at various times in my life, and donating through a game like FarmVille gives me the opportunity to give to those in need with confidence. I trust Zynga and FarmVille, and know that my donation is making an impact on people’s lives. I feel honored to be part of a community that helps people in need, especially through a great cause like Feeding America.” -Mary Beth Duncan Wilson, Texas
“What better way to spend your existence than by helping others in need. When FarmVille began asking players to donate to charitable causes, I thought it was such a smart way to get more people to help one another. For me personally, I’ve become more aware of causes because of campaigns in FarmVille, and I wish we will all capture the Christmas spirit of giving all year long.” – Sheila Cross, New York
“It is always nice to know that you are helping people out in any way possible, so it is a good feeling to be able to help a charity through playing a game that I love to play. Last year my home was flooded in a hurricane and while I had insurance it took a very long time for that to come through and it was a struggle for quite some time to get my home back. I received help from my Farmville friends in many different ways over the year. To anyone that we reach through our donations, we’re happy to help in any small way we can, and know that better things are to come. Keep the faith.” – Ally Anderson, New York
“If there’s one message I could send to people impacted by the donations made in Holiday Lights, it’s: we can, we care, and we love. I know what it’s like to go through challenging times, and no child, adult or animal should ever have to go hungry. Playing FarmVille has gotten me through many tough days, and I’m proud to be able to do more by playing the game I love.” -Sarah Buxton, Oklahoma
“I believe that the average man and woman in this world truly tries to do the best they can to provide for their family. It warms my heart that my other friends in FarmVille are working toward the same charitable goal. Donating through a game, even a little bit, is convenient and immediate. Thank you for supporting these good causes. It’s a small world and contributing to these causes makes me feel part of a group of people that supports each other. Thank you for all you do.” -Arthur Mulders, Florida