Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York now has $100,000 to use towards program funding thanks to donations raised by the King Kullen Grocery Company.
Over the past three decades, the company has organized the James A. Cullen Memorial Golf Outing – now in its 31st year – to benefit the Wading River-based nonprofit which finds adoptive and foster homes for children on Long Island and in New York City.
To date, King Kullen has raised over $3 million for Little Flower, according to Brian Cullen co-president of the grocery company.
“Thirty years ago, my brothers and I started the James A. Cullen Golf Outing to pay tribute to our father and to support Little Flower’s foster care and adoption services,” Mr. Cullen said. “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.”
Little Flower’s main campus is based in Wading River, with other locations in Brooklyn Heights, Flatbush, Brooklyn, and Jamaica, Queens. Little Flower also operates the only residential special-act public school district in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, offering academic services for children with special educational needs. The Special Act public school system was created by the state Legislature to ensure that special education students receive access to free public education.