Bethpage, NY - December 12, 2014 - The 32nd annual James A. Cullen Memorial Golf Outing held by King Kullen Grocery Company raised $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 Co-President Brian C. Cullen stated, "My brothers and I started the James A. Cullen Golf Outing over three decades ago to pay tribute to our father and to support Little Flower’s foster care and adoption services. Since that inaugural golf outing, King Kullen has raised over $3 million for Little Flower. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and gratified that countless children and families have benefited as a result. It is an honor to support Little Flower Children and Family Services in their important mission.”
Members of the Cullen family are personally involved in Little Flower and have actively supported many programs, including 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. “The golf outing remains a great success 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 operates 38 stores and five Wild by Nature markets across Long Island.
Pictured Above: King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc., recently presented a check for $100,000 to Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York, an organization that finds adoptive and foster homes for children on Long Island and in New York City. Since 1983, King Kullen has raised over $3 million for Little Flower through the James A. Cullen Memorial Golf Outing. Standing before a portrait of James A. Cullen at King Kullen’s Bethpage headquarters are (left to right): King Kullen Co-President Brian C. Cullen; King Kullen Executive Corporate Assistant Sally Murray; James A. Cullen Memorial Fund Director Thomas K. Cullen; Little Flower Executive Director Grace LoGrande; and Little Flower Director of Development Maureen Fox.