Zynga released special Marketplace items for the purpose to donate a percentage of the sold items to a good cause.
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|Exploding Teddy Bear||55||48||103|
|WWII M4 Sherman||80||41||121|
|Disaster Relief Truck||112||70||182|
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Blog Post / Game NewsEdit
Did you know that Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and the 7th poorest in the world? In light of this, Mafia Wars has teamed up with FATEM, a non-profit organization that works to provide economic advancements for the Haitian community of Mirebalais. To help FATEM and their cause, we’ll be releasing a special Limited Edition item for purchase - the Haitian Drum, available for a limited time starting Sunday, December 20th. 50% of the proceeds from the sale will be contributed to building school kitchens and establishing meal programs for children who might not otherwise have a source of nourishment.
Zynga has already been working with the organization and has helped initiate a kitchen restoration project. In one school, children have started receiving snacks, and as soon as the kitchen is completed in a few weeks they’ll have access to warm meals. Please help Mafia Wars do the same with the remaining schools in that region. Let’s beat hunger in Haiti – beat the Haitian Drum!For more information on FATEM, please visit their website, www.fatem.org. Mafia Wars is proud to sponsor their efforts and we look forward to updating you with our progress for this very special cause.
On January 12th, 2010, Haiti faced a devastating blow when it got hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. The quake destroyed buildings, knocked down power lines, and caused major catastrophe for the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation. In light of the recent devastation the country has faced, Mafia Wars is committed to help the people of Haiti in their relief efforts. We’re proud to bring back the Haitian Drum to Mafia Wars – a Limited Edition item we had released last December to help fund school meals in Haiti.
Zynga and Mafia Wars have already been making efforts to aid Haiti through FATEM, a non –profit organization that works to provide economic advancements for the Haitian community of Mirebalais (www.fatem.org). This time, we’re planning on contributing on a larger scale – 100% of the proceeds from the Haitian Drum purchase will go toward the restoration of the most basic necessities of the people of Haiti who’ve suffered from the devastating quake.Mafia Wars would like to thank the charitable spirit of our players for their support in bringing back the Haitian Drum for this most noteworthy cause. Together, we can help make a difference in the lives of the Haitian people who have been impacted by this disaster.
Starting Friday at 12:01 AM PST, Mafia Wars will team up with the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) to raise funds to support research for the neurological disorder. We will run a one-week campaign to purchase a limited edition War Wagon (77 attack, 43 defense) for 35 Reward Points through Oct. 21.
One hundred percent of net proceeds will go towards the HDSA's Coalition for a Cure, a research program made of scientists from around the world who have made key discoveries surrounding Huntington’s Disease and who are developing therapy treatments. The neurological disorder, which leads to a loss of muscle coordination and dementia, affects 1 in every 10,000 people and strikes both men and women equally.Mafia Wars teamed up with the HDSA six months ago. We ran a five-day campaign in which more than 24,000 users raised over $100,000 by purchasing an exploding teddy bear. Currently there is no cure for the debilitating disease. Help support research to find a cure with a purchase of the War Wagon.
We're extending our HDSA event! Now you have until Monday 10/25 to get the Limited Edition War Wagon and help us fight Huntington's Disease.
Be on the lookout for an exciting new item in the Marketplace. Mafia Wars is proud to introduce the Deep 6, a handy new weapon with 87 attack and 56 defense!
When you get the Deep 6, not only will you get its great stats that'll help you in your game, but you'll also be making a contribution to the Fisher House Program. Fisher House is an organization that supports the families of wounded vets and Service members in times of need by providing a "home away from home" for family members to be close to a loved one facing overwhelming medical hardship. We've teamed up with Fisher House to bring you this awesome new item to comemorate Veterans Day, and we'll be donating 100% of the net proceeds from the Deep 6 to support the efforts of Fisher House.
For more info on Fisher House, you can check them out here: http://fisherhouse.org/As always, thanks to all of our players for supporting our efforts. We hope you love the new item as much as we do!
To help the victims of the devastating earthquake in Japan, we teamed up with Direct Relief International and offered a Limited Edition loot item in the Marketplace. 100% of the proceeds for purchases of The Japanese Fan were contributed to the relief efforts in Japan.
Mafia Wars and Direct Relief International are working together to bring medical aid to those affected by the devastating storms that hit the southern U.S. last week. Hundreds of people lost their lives and thousands more were left injured and homeless by the destructive tornadoes. In an effort to raise relief money for those affected, we have created a unique item that you can buy to show your support.
For a limited time, you can purchase a Disaster Relief Truck (112 ATT, 70 DEF) for just 35 RP, and 100% of net proceeds will go towards helping the tornado survivors. We hope that you will join us and other Mafia Wars players in helping to supply medical aid to those impacted by this terrible disaster.Lastly, we extend a big "thank you" to the many compassionate Mafia Wars players who wrote us to suggest that, together, we can make a positive impact in this time of need.
Mafia Wars, Facebook, & Direct Relief International are bringing emergency medical aid to people affected by Hurricane Irene across the eastern U.S. Irene was the cause of devastation, power outages, & widespread flooding that displaced tens of thousands of people. Buy a Rescue Chopper (105/136) before 9:00am PDT on 9/12/2011 for just $3 USD, and 100% of the purchase price will go towards helping those affected. We wish to extend a special thank you to the many compassionate Mafia Wars players who wrote us to suggest that, together, we can make a positive impact.
L’Ecole du ChoixEdit
Zynga’s Mafia Wars & FATEM are continuing their support for L’Ecole du Choix, or the School of Choice, in Mirebalais, Haiti, which provides hot meals & education to the children in this poverty-stricken region. Buy a Limited Edition Sky High (95/142) or Sugar Glider (140/92) for $5.00 in the Marketplace to provide the important services the school furnishes to the children & community. 100% of the proceeds from each Sky High or Sugar Glider will go to FATEM to support the School of Choice. We thank the many compassionate Mafia Wars players who have repeatedly demonstrated that mobsters actually have the biggest hearts.
Fight For Hope: HDSA FundraisingEdit
Mafia Wars and the Huntington’s Disease Society of America are working together to cut Huntington's Disease down to size. Buy a Cane Sword (148/90) by 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) on 11/24/2011 for $3 USD (or 6 for $15 USD), and 100% of the purchase price will go towards potential therapies to treat symptoms of Huntington's Disease and, eventually, the disease itself. We wish to extend a special thank you to the many compassionate Mafia Wars players who continue to write in to suggest that, together, we can make a positive impact.
Safe Water Saves Lives!Edit
Did you know that nearly three million people die every year from preventable diseases caused by unsafe drinking water?
Zynga’s Mafia Wars has teamed up with water.org to ensure access to safe water and sanitation to those struggling with the water crisis. Water.org is empowering millions of individuals around the world with access to clean water and sanitation; ensuring a better life for generations ahead.
To help water.org and their cause, we’ll be releasing a special Limited Edition item for purchase - the Snake Boat (135/185), available for a limited time starting June 29th to July 6th 2012. 100 % of the proceeds from the sale will be contributed towards those suffering from the water crisis.For more information, visit http://water.org/zynga/. Mafia Wars is proud to associate with water.org in their efforts to support this noble cause.
Build Back BetterEdit
Dear Mafia Wars Players,
In the last couple of years, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, floods, volcanoes, fires, and oil spills have taken hundreds of thousands of lives, displaced millions of people has and caused unprecedented damage to infrastructure and the environment.
Zynga’s Mafia Wars has teamed up with Direct Relief International to provide medical assistance to improve the quality of life of those affected by such disasters.
To help Direct Relief International and their cause, we’ll be releasing a special Limited Edition item for purchase - the Emergency Physician (123/197), available for a limited time starting Aug 29 – Sept 4 2012 until 23:59 PST. 100 % of the proceeds from the sale will be contributed towards helping victims of natural disasters through better emergency preparedness and response.
Last year, Mafia Wars had teamed up with Direct Relief to help the people affected by tsunami and earthquake in Japan.For more information, visit http://www.directrelief.org/emergency/
We've Got Your BackEdit
Dear Mafia Wars players,
Zynga’s Mafia Wars has teamed up with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to support veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
IAVA is America's first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of new veterans and their families. Through providing innovative health, education, employment and community programs to its members, IAVA is helping build the New Greatest Generation of war veterans.
To help IAVA and their cause, we’ll be releasing a Special Contribution Limited Edition item for purchase - the Steel Cage (Attack 203, Defense 150), available for a limited time from September 22nd – 28th . 100 % of the proceeds from the sale will be contributed towards improving the lives of war veterans and their families.
For more information, visit http://iava.org/thank-you-your-support and join over 200,000 Member Veterans and Civilian Supporters now!Mafia Wars is proud to associate with IAVA in their efforts to support war veterans.
A Home Away From HomeEdit
Zynga’s Mafia Wars has teamed up with the Fisher House Foundation to help provide a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes provide temporary free lodging so families can be close to their loved ones during a medical crisis.
To help the Fisher House Foundation, we have released two special Limited Edition items for purchase - the Family Beach (223/158) and the Housing Volunteer (163/228). These are available for a limited time starting at 2:00 AM on Feb 27th 2013 PST until March 6th 2013, 23:59 PST.
As a token of our appreciation, the highest individual contributor for this event will feature in the game as a Non Playing Character- The Philanthropist.
Visit www.fisherhouse.org for more information.Donate now to stand a chance to be ‘The Philanthropist’ in Mafia Wars!
Save Water Save LivesEdit
Today, nearly a billion people still lack access to safe water! Here's your chance to help bring safe water and dignity of a toilet to those struggling with the water crisis.
Zynga’s Mafia Wars has teamed up with Water.org to help empower others around the world with access to clean water and sanitation, ensuring a better life for generations ahead.
To help Water.org and their cause, we have released a special Limited Edition item for purchase - the Oceanographer (184/233), available for a limited time starting May 9th until May 16th 2012, 09:00 PST. Zynga will donate its entire share (70%) of the in-game currency purchase price to Water.org.Visit http://water.org/zynga/ for more information.
Typhoon Haiyan ReliefEdit
It has been less than a month since Typhoon Haiyan struck, leaving behind severe chaos and destruction. People across the globe have been contributing to provide the people of the Philipines with the help they need at this difficult time. Mafia Wars and Direct Relief are working together to bring emergency medical aid to those affected by the disaster. Haiyan has affected more than 11 million people, displaced some 673,000 and is the cause of over 4,000 deaths.
Direct Relief has sent across tons of medical and emergency supplies to the Philipines. In addition, they have an on the ground team, working to provide follow up health related assitance to those affected.
Read on to find out how you can do your bit to make a difference.
Mafia Wars is providing a special Limited Edition Item that is now available in game. Purchase To the Rescue for 35 Reward Points and Zynga will contribute 100% of its share of the purchase price to Direct Relief. You can help build back the lives of thousands of people affected by Haiyan through your efforts.
NOTE: This is a limited time Event. The Event ends on Nov 24th 2013, 6:59:00 AM Pacific Time
To know more about Zynga's work with Direct Relief please visit http://www.directrelief.org/zynga/Thank you for your support and keep playing Mafia Wars.
The Gift of OpportunityEdit
Zynga is lending a hand to the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), which helps wounded troops and first responders to heal using sports. Through CAF's Operation Rebound program, close to 1,000 individuals have been provided with the equipment and support they need to lead productive, active and fulfilling lives. Your support will take more of our wounded troops from the frontline to the finish line.
To help the Challenged Athletes Foundation, we have released two special limited edition items for purchase in game - ‘Wired Head and Radiographer’’. The items will be available for a limited time, starting at 00:00 on 12/12/2013 until 11:59 on 12/19/2013 (PST). As a token of our appreciation, the highest individual contributor for this event will feature in the game as a Non Playing Character- The Torchbearer.
These items will be available for a limited time, starting at 00:00 on 12/12/2013 until 11:59 on 12/19/2013 (PST). As a token of our appreciation, the highest individual contributor for this event will feature in the game as a Non Playing Character- The Torchbearer.
Visit the http://www.challengedathletes.org/zynga/ for more detailsDonate now to stand a chance to be ‘The Torchbearer’ in Mafia Wars!