This week's #BlueFriday is a double header.

First, Pete Stillianesis, the president of the NJ State Troopers NCO Association, called into the show to talk about two events happening on Saturday. Throughout the year, he and his troopers are involved directly in the community, helping neighborhoods and families get stronger. Here is the event info, one being in Newark and the other in Camden:

NAN Newark Tech World in Collaboration with the NJ State Troopers Non Commissioned Officers Association and the Port Authority Police will celebrate the holidays. Approximately 1,000 toys will be distributed for children ages 4-13. Breakfast will be provided by Village Eats & Catering.

EVENT INFO:
Saturday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon.
400 Hawthorne Ave., Newark
(973)494-9303 or (973)494-9696


The National Stop the Violence Alliance and What About Youth Initiative in conjunction with the NJ State Troopers Non-Commissioned Officers Association will host a Holiday Bash. Santa will be there and every child will get a gift. You can bring two people.

Attendees are being asked to bring one pair of either pajamas, hats, scarves, gloves, etc. and sandwiches for the luncheon.

EVENT INFO:
Saturday, Dec. 16 from noon to 4 p.m.
Virtua Hospital
1000 Atlantic Avenue, Camden


 

Our second #BlueFriday honoree goes to Tom Grzywinski, a retired sergeant from Seaside Heights Police. Tom happens to be our very own news girl Jen Ursillo's neighbor. Tom came to Jen's rescue when she accidentally locked herself in her son's room while he was at school. Of course she didn't have her cell phone on her, so she decided to break the screen of the window and try to jump off the roof to escape. That didn't go too well and in comes Tom to the rescue. Clearly, even as a retired cop, you still have lives to save.

More from New Jersey 101.5: