It’s unusual for us to post twice in a day, but we wanted to alert our readers and fans to a New Jersey charity drive. We’re extensively quoting the article on the the Township of Union Police Department’s annual “Santa in Blue” toy drive. This year the charity is focused on Hurricane Sandy victims.  There will be a super collection and sorting day on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Union High School.

The goal is to fill two 18-wheeler trucks with toys to be transported to the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office that will distribute them equally throughout the shore area.

Donations of new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at Union High School located at 2400 North 3rd St., Union. Monetary donations of gift cards or checks can be made payable to Township of Union PBA Local 69 (Santa in Blue). No cash will be accepted.

For those unable to donate at the high school, donations are welcome until Dec. 27 at the Union Police Department located at 981 Caldwell Ave. in Union.

For more information, contact Michael Boll at MBoll @ uniontownship . com or 973- 332- 1556.

We’re doing our small part to get the word out! See the photo below:

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We’re not the only ones showing a little support for this event! Actor Ray Liotta, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and many others are too.  See the Santa in Blue Facebook page for more supporters!