Help Fund Released Time for Generations to Come
To commemorate our 75th Anniversary, a Released Time Endowment Fund has been established.
In 1938, Miss Mildred McEvers began going to schools to teach Bible classes. “The Bible Lady,” as many called her, was the founder of what eventually became our Released Time Bible Program. In 1965, it became illegal to have religious instruction inside the public schools. It was discovered that in Pennsylvania, it is legal for public school children to be dismissed from school for the purpose of religious instruction. Thus, the Released Time Program began in 1967.
Currently, the Released Time program ministers to over 3,300 children each year in most of south-central Pennsylvania and now also in Washington County, Maryland. This endowment fund will help Joy El to continue reaching children for another 75 years!
The Endowment Fund is set up as an investment account from which interest is taken and used toward the expenses of Released Time. Those expenses include, Bibles, printed materials, awards, staff resources, bus transportation and insurance, as well as discounts for children to attend camp. Released Time is free to every child who participates, and we would like to keep it free for these children. Your donation to the Endowment Fund will help us to continue ministering to these children.