the little give 2009

The stink bug project


The Stink Bug Project was created by Allison Winn,

a cancer survivor who realized that kids in the hospital can get lonely. When asked about The Stink Bug Project, Allison recounted, “Just before my last chemo treatment, I drew a picture of a stink bug. That stink bug became my metaphor for chemo and cancer going away. I started The Stink Bug Project because I wanted kids with serious medical conditions to have a dog, a best friend, to help them feel better and get them through their stink bug.” For The Little Give 2009, with the help of our amazing Kindness Community, we raised $10,000 for Allison’s Stink Bug Project.

When we think about what [Resort 2 Kindness] did for our daughter, Allison, founder of The Stink Bug Project, we still get emotional. Your thoughtful gifts and the time you spent preparing the event, posters, gifts and the giant check made her feel like a princess.
— Dianna Litvak and Brian Winn