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Visit to Angel Tree leads 6-year-old to give big

An angel named Blue is helping Dala’s Blue Angels and the Lebanon Police Department make Christmas cozier for children who are in foster care.

Blue Schneider, 6, and his mother Staci Schneider stopped by the Lebanon Justice Center to choose an angel tag from the tree in the lobby this week.

The tags are part of Court Appointed Special Advocates’ pajama drive for children in foster care.

Schneider took Blue in with the intention of using Blue’s weekly treat money toward the purchase.

“He noticed that they all said pajamas and socks,” Schneider said. “He got super sad when he realized they weren’t even asking for toys.”

That day they took two tags home.

“I was just going to pay for it and that was going to be it,” Schneider said.

The Schneiders were making their Christmas lists though, and Blue said he wanted to sell some of his toys so he could take some more tags.

He pulled various toys from his collection.

Schneider posted a photo of Blue with a table full of the items and an explanation.

“He sold everything and people were just giving him extra money,” Schneider said.

As of Nov. 17, Blue had raised $140 and had seven tags.

He wants to fulfill 10 and also include toys with each.

Blue plans to ask his big brothers, Micah, 12, and Mason,14, for donations.

“Mason works for Dala (Johnson) at peer court,” Schneider said.

That’s how the family learned about the tree.

When Johnson learned of Blue’s quest, she became one of his customers.

Blue is trying to do as much as he can before the deadline, his mother said.