Now When You Shop Online, You Can Support HCRI

Now, every purchase you make from online retailer Amazon can help support HCRI. Through the AmazonSmile Foundation, a portion of your Amazon purchases – made any time of the year – will be donated to our 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.

This program helps augment funding from annual donations and helps cover the cost of therapy scholarships, operations and research, it is another way for individuals help the Institute advance our mission to help people who stutter.

Program Overview

Amamazon1azonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support HCRI every time you shop, at no cost to you.

When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, product selection and shopping experience as, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate one half of one percent of your purchase price to HCRI. While that does not sound like a lot, the amount from all purchases from alumni can add up over time and be quite meaningful to HCRI.

How Do I Shop at AmazonSmile? 

To shop at AmazonSmile, simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may want to bookmark the page to make it even easier to return and shop for any type of item you want to buy.

How Do I Ensure HCRI Receives Donations?

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Sign in using your normal login. If you don’t have an Amazon account, simply click on the “create an account” link and follow the steps.

Step 3: When you sign in at for the first time, you will have the opportunity to select your charitable organization. Search for “Hollins Communications Research Institute” and click to make the Institute your charity of choice.

Step 4: Go shopping! You have completed the process and are ready to make purchases. Please remember to go to whenever you want to buy on Amazon.

Please note that shopping through the regular website will not provide donations to HCRI. You need to use the link from now on.