Superheroes Save Christmas

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Big screen superheroes took a break from fighting crime to help save the holidays in the Grand Valley that will fulfill the wishes for six families.

A quest to save Christmas. One superhero begins a tradition that he was once part of and now he's transformed it to a team that will help save the holidays.

Dave Brock had grown up in foster and group homes.

"We actually had families doing this for us in our group home when I was a kid," he said. 

And until a few years ago, his children almost experienced a similar situation.

"I was in need of help from the Grand Valley and my kids weren't able to have Christmas."

But today he hopes to save the lives of kids by giving back as those families did for him.

"We're not only helping the 16 kids we adopted, but also the Hope of the Grand Valley as well."

This is the 5th Annual Justice League of Hope Donation Drive.

"We're actually spoiling all of the kids in the family. Any of the cash donations, we're using that to help out the families with electric bills or any of that."

But Deadpool couldn't have done this without Spiderman, Superwoman and Maui.

"It reminds me when I was 4 years old, I saw my favorite superhero, Leonardo, from the Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles and he was life-size --like 9 feet tall, all foam and everything and I still have a picture of that and I don't remember very much, but I just remember 'that's like my favorite memory this was like the best times'," said Gleeson Gary, also known as Maui. 

But not all heroes wear capes. Tiaras and crowns filled the toy store as well.

"This is a great platform to have, it's great to have these little girls come up to us and to take photos and to help them encourage them to be the best versions of themselves and to keep dreaming" explained Miss Colorado USA, Chloe Brown. 

Miss Colorado Wheelchair, Jordanne Menzies added, "they see that they can do stuff in the world and I enjoy inspiring people especially little kids."

Today Brock uses his platform of superheroes to instill hope in our community's youth.

"We want to make sure we make the community the heroes."

"Making sure we're having a positive impact with anybody that's coming in here, seeing us, or Miss Colorado or Miss Colorado Teen or even Maui. It's been pretty awesome and it's all about the unbreakable smiles."

The Justice League still needs your help in collecting donations. If you would like to give a child in need a present this Christmas, the donation drive will continue on December 9th at R&S Toys 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. and December 16th at Go! Games and Toys 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.


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