Every child deserves to be free from heavy burdens. They are in need of defense from the things that could potentially rob them of their innocence & their ability to thrive and become the person God created them to be. It is our objective to stand in the gap & spread the light & love of God to children in need, by providing the security they need to fulfill their dreams & to encourage them. We hope to make this possible through our faith in them & by encouraging them to believe in themselves.
Cortland was a person who loved life & loved children. He was a child at heart who loved baseball, hanging out with family & friends, loved to dance, loved to make people laugh & had a lot of confidence in himself. He was blessed to be baptized into a family of believers, & when it counted, he stepped up to the plate. May his memory, love, & legacy live on for years to come through this mission for children!
- The Cortland Fund for Children provided a grant to Safety Net for Abused Person's children that helped to provide a playground for the children in Iberia Parish affected by abuse.
- An LSU football was donated by Cortland's friend, Josh Dworaczyk & the LSU football team & coaching staff & $1,900 was raised for Fr. Glenn Meaux's mission in Haiti.
- The Cortland Fund for Children gifted Covenant House of New York with a grant to assist homeless youth.
- The Cortland Fund for Children gifted the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette with contributions to defend & protect the sanctity of Life.
- Each year, the Cortland Hebert Character Award is presented to a senior class man of the baseball team in memory of Cortland, along with a scholorship toward books for their college education.
- Through a grant to Healing House of Acadiana, the Cortland Fund will provide support & assistance to children in Iberia Parish schools who are suffering grief from the loss of a loved one.
- Rosaries were purchased & sent to the children making their first communion in the villages of Africa through Fr. Thomas Bamatuse, who visited the Acadiana area.