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For the defense and protection of children

James 1:12

Our Objective

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.

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With your help, we can achieve this! Who knows what great things can be accomplished if each of us work together to change the life of God's children. God bless you for your interest in our cause.

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