Virtual goods on “FarmVille” have been raising money for the victims of January’s earthquake in Haiti, as Zynga announce the latest version of their “Sweet Seeds for Haiti” program has already raised $110,000 for school construction in the troubled country.
After launching this aid on May 5, Zynga has revealed over 45,000 players have bought the limited edition Sweet Yam seeds that make such a difference. Fifty percent of sales go to relief organization FATEM, and will be used in order to help educate 30,000 the refugees that have moved into the town of Mirebalais. Of course, the other 50% of proceeds ended up in Zynga’s pockets.
The latest incarnation of the Sweet Seeds program follows on from the October 2009 drive that raised $427,000, and a January promotion that raised near to a million dollars across a number of Zynga titles. The current promotion runs until May 18. For more information, check out Zynga’s Sweet Seeds for Change page.