Volunteer Family of the Year Visits Walt Disney World for Dream Vacation

A special family was recently named the Volunteer Family of the Year by the Walt Disney Company and Points of Light. This special family is the Aguirre family from McAllen, Texas who run a nonprofit organization in their community. The organization delivers 40 meals a day to people in need. The family was joined by the four runner up families in the contest for a VIP trip to Walt Disney World.


During the vacation, these families got to experience special events and experiences. They served as grand marshals of Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom Park, and were among the first guests to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which doesn’t officially open to guests until December 5th, 2019.

These families were also guests of honor at a Family Volunteer Day event held November 23rd at Disney Springs where Disney guests and cast members participated in events with local nonprofits that encouraged families to volunteer in their communities. During the Family Volunteer Day celebration at Disney Springs, the Aguirres were also presented with the Daily Point of Light Award for their inspiring commitment to helping others.

Congrats to this amazing family and the other families who were nominated!

Photo and Source Credit: Disney Parks Blog


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About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!