July 30 Adopted by the McKees

Today at Bell Family Shelter has been generously adopted by Conor and Rae McKee! When they moved to York two years ago, Conor and Rae wanted to establish an immediate, positive impact on their new community. As they were looking into local nonprofits, a family friend recommended Bell as “a great organization with great people.” With that, Conor and Rae decided to adopt July 30th to commemorate the day they moved to York, and they’ve continued to adopt it since.

Conor and Rae moved to York from Philadelphia, where they lived together for 11 years. There, they witnessed the struggles of homelessness firsthand, and when they came to York, they wanted to aid local outreach efforts in any way they could. “It felt like Bell was one of the only organizations that was family-centric and really trying to keep everyone together, which is just so important,” says Rae.

Family values are a driving force in the McKees’ lives. The couple’s move to York was partially motivated by its proximity to both of their parents and, more importantly, their toddlers’ grandparents. Naturally, Bell Family Shelter’s mission of keeping families together resonated with them. “I think, being a young family ourselves, family just means a lot to us,” Conor explains. 

According to Conor and Rae, Bell’s passion, gratitude, and transparency were what motivated them to continue donating. “It was all very well-run, and you could just sense how passionate everybody was,” Conor narrates his experience touring one of Bell’s facilities. 

“We’ve loved our interactions with Bell,” Rae affirms. “They’ve made us feel super confident and well-received. We’d donate a whole week if we could.”

Conor works at WellSpan York Hospital, and Rae is an interior designer for Rohe Creative in Philadelphia. When they aren’t kept busy by their two toddlers, Conor’s hobbies include drumming, playing guitar, and making kombucha, and Rae’s hobbies include “cleaning up his hobbies.”

Adopt-a-Day gifts cover the cost of operating Bell Family Shelter for a full day. If you’d like to join people like Conor and Rae in making sure the Shelter is open to welcome York County families in times of emergency, consider your own gift of support. You can make a one-time gift or set up a recurring monthly donation. Use our donation page to get started right now.