Fans Flooded Damar Hamlin's Toy Drive Fundraiser With Donations on Monday Night

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Damar Hamlin is in critical condition at UC Medical Center after collapsing during a Monday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals. While Hamlin's family, teammates and fans waited for updates on his health, a fundraiser Hamlin helps organize has made the rounds online and raised a million dollars in donations.

The Chasing M's Foundation Community Toy Drive was originally organized by Hamlin in 2020 while he was still a college player at Pittsburgh. When the link to the GoFundMe page first appeared Twitter tonight there were less than $20,000 in donations. A couple hours later and it's climbing towards a million dollars.

Here's a video diary from the first toy drive.

And here's video from the one just a few days ago.

The annual toy drive takes place at Kelly and Nina's Daycare Center in McKees Rocks, Pa, which is co-owned by Hamlin's mother.

UPDATE: Nearly another $2.5 million was donated overnight bringing the total to close to $3.5 million.