Long Island grocer King Kullen recently raised over $100,000 to benefit Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York, a Wading River-based nonprofit that finds adoptive and foster homes for children on Long Island and in New York City.
The money was raised at the Bethpage-based grocer’s 30th annual 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 Co-President Brian Cullen said in a statement.
Since the golf outing’s first year in 1983 King Kullen has raised over $3 million for Little Flower.
Members of the Cullen family who own the grocer have also supported the construction of eight cottages that provide aresidential setting for more than 100 children and teenagers at Little Flower’s Wading River location.
“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,” Little Flower Executive Director Grace LoGrande said in a statement.