Malcolm seeks help so CSSV can help others

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Gregory Malcolm will be seen around the Valley in future months trying to convince others of something he thinks they should already know.

As the new fund development manager for Children's Services of Sno-Valley (CSSV), he will spread the news about all the good things CSSV does and the need for money to keep it going.

"We look for support from the Valley because we serve the Valley," Malcolm said.

The North Bend-based CSSV has been a 37-year fixture to families throughout the area. The agency has provided child care, parenting classes and assorted helping hands to whomever has needed them.

Malcolm moved to Snoqualmie in 1994 and to North Bend in 1996. Since 1999, his son, Maddox, has been in the CSSV day-care program that is run out of the Snoqualmie United Methodist Church. He became familiar with all the family programs the agency offers and was soon convinced it was a great local service.

"For the geographical area it covers and the services they provide, it is an extraordinary group," he said. "The people who work there work for reasons beyond themselves."

Malcolm also found out about the need for a full-time fund-raiser. Most of the fund-raising planning has been done by staff and board members who have been unable to give it the effort it needed.

Although CSSV receives some government funding, it is a private nonprofit organization and most of its funding comes from donations. As government budgets tighten up, CSSV is receiving less pubic support than in the past.

"Grants, nationwide, have gone the way of the economy," Malcolm said.

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