Independence University donates 30 tablets to Utah’s Ronald McDonald House

Posted By Katie Hollenbaugh, PR Specialist on January 22, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY— Independence University continues to show its commitment to the Salt Lake City community by donating 30 tablets to the Ronald McDonald House.

The Intermountain Area chapter of the organization provides a place for families of sick and injured children to stay while their loved ones receive care in Salt Lake City. The donated tablets will be used by those who stay at the Ronald McDonald House, as well as in the Family Rooms at Primary Children’s Hospital.

“Families who travel to Salt Lake City to receive medical care for their children often leave in a hurry without basic and comfort items,” says Karen Skidmore, Director of Operations for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area. “In many cases this includes things like tablets. In the past when we’ve been able to offer iPads and other tablets for the families to borrow, it has been a lifesaver for moms and dads who have been removed from their primary support systems, need a way to stay up to date… and to use as a family and with their child.”

Dr. Alan Hansen, Executive Director of Independence University, says, “We’re proud to assist the Ronald McDonald House in their efforts to ease the burdens of families by providing them access to technology that makes their stay away from home more comfortable.”

Independence University donated the 30 tablets on January 17, 2020.

About Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House surrounds families with the support they need to be near and care for their sick and injured children. They provide a home away from home to ease daily burdens and empower families of hospitalized children with meaningful experiences and quality time together. Learn more at


About Independence University

Independence University provides online, career-focused higher education to students across the U.S. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in healthcare, business, graphic arts, and technology, Independence University is committed to preparing students for meaningful careers and an increased sense of satisfaction. Independence University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.


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