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About Greetings for Gratitude

In 2022, Molly McBride, a then 4th grader in Rhode Island, joined with other pageant title holders to create a deliver cards to veterans in Rhode Island through the Valentine's for Vets program.

 

In 2023, Molly organized a Cupid Crew to expand the reach of the Valentine's for Vets program with a mission to donate Valentine’s Day cards to residents at local nursing homes and assisted living communities. That first year 300 cards were donated to 3 facilities.

In 2024, the Cupid Crew collected over 800 cards and were able to give at least 1 card to residents at 6 different homes. Seeing the joy the cards bring to the recipients and those who make them an idea was born and Greetings of Gratitude was created to bring that joy year round.

Greetings of Gratitude now features the Cupid Crew, Holiday Helpers, Valued Veterans, Kindness Crew, and Kindness Workshops and offers year round delivery of messages of kindness and compassion to senior citizens across the state. We are grateful for our partnerships with area schools and organizations who help Molly in her mission to continue to build Greetings of Gratitude.

Our Team

We are currently in the process of obtaining non-profit 501c3 status to help Greetings of Gratitude continue it's mission to spread the message of kindness & reach Molly's goal of sharing cards nationally.

Molly is assisted in running the day to day communication and media by her mom, Kristin, and the business portion of the service project by her dad, Steve.

Additioanlly, we wouldn't be able to exist without the amazing support of our comunity members who so generously donate cards.

Molly McBride

Founder/President

"Intelligent women can change the world and I want to be one of them."

Molly has been passionate about community service since elementary school. As a student at a Quaker school, she holds the Quaker SPICES- Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equity, and Stewardship- in high regard. She is always looking to make the world a better place and above all believes KINDNESS is the way to do just that.
 

Molly is the author of two children’s books, both with a message of kindness and acceptance that are available on Amazon. Passionate about ensuring all feel love and accepted she promotes diversity in literature by donating books featuring diverse characters to local  schools and little libraries from proceeds

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from her book sales. Molly also travels to area schools to read her stories and share a message of kindness, community, compassion, and care.

A competitive Irish Dancer, Molly fell in love with Irish dance at age 4 and began competing at age 6. In 2023 she reached the highest level of competition, Open Championship, and hopes to qualify for World’s one day. She loves sharing her passion for dance and Irish culture across

North America, competing and performing across the United States and Canada. She is a company dancer for a local Irish band, The Pourmen, and has been a guest dancer in shows including Christmas with the Celts, Gaelic Storm, and the Trinity Irish Dance Company performance of Jig. Every March you can find Molly performing with her fellow Kelly Irish Dancers across the state at St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, schools, day cares, parades, nursing homes and community events.

Molly enjoys competing in community service pageants and has been the recipient of several titles including 2024 American Miss National Preteen, 2024 Miss Northeast Supreme Queen, 2024 Miss U.S. of America Rhode Island Preteen, and 2023 American Women of Service Elementary Princess. She is a two time recipient of the Gold Presidential Service Award. She also has been recognized as most Photogenic, runner up Role Model, best talent, and more.

Molly is represented by Donahue Models & Talent and has been a

runway model in Rhode Island and New York Fashion Weeks since she

was 4. She also was featured on the Play-Doh Cookie Surprise box in 2018

and has performed voice over work for students in the Rhode Island

School of Design film school.

In her spare time Molly enjoys hanging out with her friends, listening to

Taylor Swift, reading Percy Jackson books, going to the beautiful Rhode

Island beaches in the summer, traveling, and everything Disney.

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