November 21, 2011...Bethpage, New York - The 29th annual James A. Cullen Memorial Golf Outing held by King Kullen Grocery Company successfully raised over $100,000 for Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York. The not-for-profit organization finds adoptive and foster homes for children on Long Island and in New York City.
During the presentation of the check to Little Flower Children and Family Services, King Kullen Vice President Thomas K. Cullen stated, "This annual golf outing was inaugurated 29 years ago by the King Kullen family to support Little Flower's mission to care for children. We hope to share the value and strength we find as a family-run business and believe Little Flower Children and Family Services demonstrates this daily through the care of children and those in need."
King Kullen has raised over $3 million for Little Flower since the first golf outing held in 1983. Further, members of the Cullen family are personally involved and have actively supported many programs as well as the construction of the eight cottages that provide a residential setting for more than 100 children and teenagers at Little Flower's Wading River, New York, location.
"We have been able to care for children of all ages at our residences as well as place children in homes with caring parents because of the leadership support of King Kullen and its close circle of family and friends," said Little Flower Executive Director Grace LoGrande. "Their stewardship has meant that even in a challenging economy, the annual golf outing remains a great success - one that directly benefits the children of Little Flower."
Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York, a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization, provides residential and foster boarding home care, as well as adoption services. Little Flower has its main campus in Wading River, NY, executive offices in Brooklyn Heights, and additional locations in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and Jamaica, Queens. Little Flower also operates the only residential special-act public school district in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, which offers academic services for children with special educational needs.
Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Company, Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America's first supermarket. Founded in 1930 by Michael J. Cullen, King Kullen today employs more than 4,000 people and operates 45 stores and four Wild by Nature markets throughout Long Island and Staten Island.