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Jacksonville Jaguars fans pitching in to buy Trevor Lawrence a toaster leads to nearly $55K in donations for area charities

“Who would have thought a toaster could feed so many families.” - Susan King, president/CEO of Feeding Northeast Florida

What started as a fun social media campaign by Jacksonville Jaguars fans to buy Trevor Lawrence and his new bride Marissa a $300 toaster from their wedding registry has turned into thousands of dollars being donated to Northeast Florida charities.

Eric Dillard, known to Jaguars fans on Twitter as @E_Dilla, shared an infographic update Friday on Twitter, detailing how much money has been raised and which organizations will benefit.

Fans donated $11,203, the Lawrences donated $20,000 and Revolution Cooking donated $5,000. The donations will be distributed to the following charities:

Golfer Billy Horschel is also matching the $18,734 donation to Feeding Northeast Florida. The grand total going to charity is $54,938.

Trevor Lawrence thanked Dillard on Twitter for getting the ball rolling:

On Monday, Lawrence said he and his wife would be donating $20,000 to charity in addition to the fan donations.

Horschel said if Lawrence donated to Feeding Northeast Florida, he would match the donation. Horschel said on Twitter on Friday that he was happy that Lawrence chose to donate to Feeding Northeast Florida and he was “happy to match the whole donation.”

The Jaguars have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and it seems to be a near certainty that the Jags will pick Lawrence.

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Amanda Winkle

Amanda Winkle, Action News Jax

Amanda Winkle is the digital content manager for Action News Jax.

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