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Preschooler delivers warmth for Christmas

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Chance Richards wrapping up a blanket to give away to those in need. Chance Richards wrapping up a blanket to give away to those in need.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

A five-year-old boy from Northwest Iowa has already learned a valuable lesson about giving back.  KTIV follows up on a story that we first brought you earlier this month about a little boy with a big heart.

"Like they're just like soft, but they're still like a sponge," Chance Richards said.

Chance Richards is talking about one of his favorite childhood presents, his blanket.

"Had it when I was a baby, mom's friend gave it to me," Chance Richards said.

And one of Chance's Christmas wish this year? It's to give kids the same kind of comfort he found with his special blanket.

"It's just nice to know that there might be somebody that doesn't get something this holiday, that is now going to have something to open," Skye Richards, Chance's mom said.

Saturday, they opened up their doors to those in need. But, not all the blankets ended up going to kids. With some to spare, the Richards Family found another group that could appreciate their gifts, but Chance isn't taking any credit.

"I didn't collect them the people did," Chance said.

Chance's mom says, the important thing for their family was giving their son, a "chance" to give back, she hopes other parents may give their kids the same opportunity.

"Don't shut them out, and please work with them, cause it is simple, it might take a little bit of time, but there is a lot of bonding with your child and experience that you are teaching your child for their life," Skye Richards said.

Dozens of people came out to pick up a blanket Saturday, but, they still have some left over and hope to donate the rest to local churches.

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