BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — If you see a superheroes at a Western New York charity event, they're probably not there fighting crime. Meet the Justice League of Western New York.
"We are a charity cosplay group, and what we do is we dress up in all kinds of characters from several different genres, we entertain children's programs, we support charities, fundraisers, and just make those types of events a little bit more fun," said Susan Hubbard, a member of the group.
The group describes themselves as a charity that helps other charities. It does everything from showing up to major fundraising events like the Walk to Defeat ALS and Ride for Roswell, to making a difference on the individual level with children like Bentley, fighting an agressive cancer.
"We did a fundraiser with him over at the Buffalo Irish Center not too long ago, and a few of us went over to his house to help him with his birthday," Hubbard said.
The non-profit can be spotted across Western New York nearly every weekend, with it's approximately 30 members. Just over a year in, their work with charities has been a success.
"We're already booking for next year because a lot of these places they were so happy with what we're doing they're already asking us to come back to their next event," Hubbard said.
It's a group of longtime comic book fans that turned a hobby into so much more. When asked if being a charity that helps charities makes them the superhero of all charities, Hubbard had this to say.
"Well we'd like to think so, but you know there's always room for me," she said.
The Justice League of Western New York's next event is Saturday, August 30th at the Museum of Disability History.