Payments followers increase cash for Lamar Jackson’s favourite charity

BUFFALO (WBEN) – Bills Mafia is back at it, once again in the national spotlight for its generosity as thousands of donors have contributed nearly $300,000 to Lamar Jackson’s favorite charity, Louisville-based Blessings in a Backpack, after the star quarterback left Saturday’s game in the third quarter with a concussion.

Daniel Konopski, a 25-year-old Western New York native and diehard Bills fan is credited with starting the initiative, as he was so excited the Bills knocked off the Ravens 17-3 and will now be heading to the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. He took to social media following the game, asking if anyone knew of Jackson’s favorite charity.

“Somebody had posted and confirmed what I was looking up, and it was an organization called Blessings in a Backpack – (Jackson) had a history of a large sum of money that he donated to them, Louisville being where he went to college,” began Konopski. “I looked up the website, and it looks like they do amazing work, and I said there it is – I’m going to throw $25 their way.”

Konopski then posted about what he’d done on social media, hopeful that other Bills fans would follow suit, but he never expected just how far that it would go.

Love to see this ❤️

Bills fans showed support for Lamar Jackson by donating to his favorite charity, “Blessings in a Backpack,” and have now raised over $327,000.

The foundation helps feed kids while schools are closed due to COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/hwfar6i12z

— ESPN (@espn) January 18, 2021

“I went to bed, woke up the next morning, and thousands and thousands of up votes, shares, donations – I never expected it,” Konopski continued. “I was so surprised, and it’s just kept going – it hasn’t stopped, it hasn’t slowed down yet, and it’s been amazing to watch.”

According to their website, the mission of Blessings in a Backpack is to “mobilize communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry,” and during the pandemic, the organization’s work has become increasingly important.

“If you have not checked out Blessings in a Backpack yet, go do it. See the work that they do,” said Konopski. “It’s helping children in need, I mean, how much more of a worthy cause can you get than that?”

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