King Kullen raises $100K for Little Flower Children and Family Services

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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. Standing before a portrait of James A. Cullen at King Kullen’s Bethpage headquarters are, from left, King Kullen Co-President Brian C. Cullen and his brother, James A. Cullen Memorial Fund Director Thomas K. Cullen. Joining the Cullens are Little Flower Executive Director Corrine Hammons; Little Flower Vice President of Development Carrie Sackett; Little Flower Director of Development Maureen Fox; and King Kullen Executive Corporate Assistant Sally Murray. (Photo courtesy of King Kullen)

King Kullen’s 35th annual James A. Cullen Memorial Golf Outing has 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.

“To help fund Little Flower’s foster care and adoption services and pay tribute to our father, James A. Cullen, my brothers and I started the golf outing 35 years ago,” King Kullen Co-President Brian C. Cullen said. “Thanks to the generous support of our vendors and business partners, King Kullen has raised well over $3 million for Little Flower since the first outing.”

Members of the Cullen family are personally involved in Little Flower and have actively supported many programs, including the construction of eight cottages that provide a residential setting for more than 100 children and teenagers at Little Flower’s Wading River location.

“Little Flower has been able to care for children of all ages at our residences and place children in homes with caring parents in large part thanks to the leadership support of King Kullen and its close circle of family and friends,” Little Flower Executive Director Corinne Hammons said. “The golf outing remains a great success that directly benefits the children of Little Flower.”

A non-sectarian, nonprofit organization, Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York 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.

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