he 30th Annual James A. Cullen Memorial Golf Outing, held in September 2012, raised $100,000 for Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York. 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.
A check for $100,000 was presented to Little Flower on November 15, 2012. During the presentation of the check to Little Flower Children and Family Services, King Kullen Co-President Brian Cullen stated, “For 30 years, the King Kullen family has been proud and honored to support Little Flower through the James A. Cullen Memorial Golf Outing. 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 inaugural golf outing 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.”