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 chil- dren on Long Island and in the 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,” explained King Kullen Co- President Brian C. Cullen. “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. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment. It is an honor to support Little Flower Children and Family Services in their important mission.”
Little Flower Executive Director Corinne Hammons observed, “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. The golf outing remains a great success that directly benefits the children of Little Flower.”
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, New York, location.
A non-sectarian, nonprofit organiza- tion, 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.