The iPad Project
COVID-19 continues to spread, more individuals, communities,
and the elderly are feeling the impact in their daily lives!
Phase III - August - December
We are in the process of providing an iPad to a hospital or nursing home in all 50 States in honor of John's father - COMPLETED on December 8, 2020
Phase II - April through July
Honoring Hugh Lynch's memory with iPad's to local hospitals and nursing homes. We provided over 65 iPad's to all the Nursing homes in Cape May County, NJ along with iPad's to hospitals in & Nursing homes in NY, PA, NC, SC, GA, AL, MO and IL
Phase I - March
Cape Region Hospital asked for 5 - 10 iPad's. In two days we provided 20 iPad's to the hospital
Due to the generous donations from across the country for Operation Connection - the iPad Project, we are currently providing a minimum of one iPad that will be provided to a Hospital or Nursing Home in every State in our Union. The #PowerOfCommunity at it's best!
All 50 States have received a New iPad
over 140 delivered.
Thank You West Virginia University
Men's Basketball Team
Coach Harrison along with Isaiah Cottrell, Jay Moore, Sen N'diaye and Taj Thweatt delivered two iPads to the residents of Sundale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Morgantown, WV. Sundale was hit especially hard with COVID this past spring. The staff and residents enjoyed meeting the players and receiving new iPads to connect with their families.
We would like to give a HUGH shout-out to Taj Thweatt who is a freshman at WVU and has been an active volunteer of the Lunch With Lynch Foundation. Taj attended Wildwood Catholic High School in North Wildwood, NJ and was a role model to those young and old.
Taj, your community is proud of you. Go Mountaineer's!
The Lunch with Lynch Foundation supports the youth of our community. It's
fitting they are a part of Mr. Lynch's volunteer production & operations team.
Our goal was to collect and donate 10 iPad's to our local hospital, but we received over 60 and have delivered them to various hospitals and senior care centers in Cape May County, NJ & beyond.
HELP US GET TO $15,000
MAKE Difference by MAking a DONATION today!
If you would like to mail us a donation or an iPad please use the following address
Lunch With Lynch Foundation
P.O. Box 1322
Wildwood, NJ 08260
LWL Fundations is a 501c3 non-profit
We put 30 additional iPads in the mail in December! Paying it forward!
IN THE NEWS
Thank you Mirna Alsharif of CNN, Caitlin O'Kane of CBS News and Elizabeth Sherwood of 1010 WINS Radio New York City for your awesome coverage of the iPad Project. The three of you set into motion an opportunity to take a grassroots local project and propel it into a national story that has created a ripple effect of KINDNESS. Because of you, we will provide iPad's to facilities all over our great country! THANK YOU!
Click the logo's above to see their stories!
Thank you Carrie Ann Inaba and the Crew from "The Talk" for the awesome coverage! Carrie Ann was a major contributor to our project and we never knew it, until Eve Jeffers Cooper spilled the beans! Her donation got us to our first goal of $5,000! The #PowerOfCommunity by #MayItForward!
Thank you Chris Cuomo for your support! Our Dad's were students together St. John's Prep in Brooklyn, NY
Thank you Jason Duaine Hahn for your great coverage of our project. Over 637,100 have viewed People Magazine's Instagram coverage of our story.
Mr Lynch's dad was quite the jokester and we think he want to get in the last laugh as John's phone rang in the middle of the interview.
11 Alive - Atlanta
Thank you Chenue Her for your awesome "home town" coverage in Atlanta/Tucker, GA. Your live map illustration was the inspiration to donated an iPad in every state of our nation.
The coverage for Operation Connection - The iPad Project has been incredible! Here are just a few of the awesome organizations that shared our story.
Click the logo to read their story.
Thank you Brandon Longo of 6 ABC Action News in Philadelphia for your support and incredible coverage of the Lunch With Lynch Foundation over the years. You have made your home town community of Ocean City, Cape May County and Southern New Jersey very proud.
The Lunch with Lynch Foundation would like to thank our long term friends and Marketing & PR partners Eric and Sara Nemeth for their efforts in promoting our foundation. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to our efforts!
John Lynch with his father Hugh, the Ambassador of the Lunch With Lynch Foundation. John's dad passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020 from natural causes at his memory care center.
John was able to speak to his father via FaceTime to say his good byes.
The Power of Community!
It is impossible to thank everyone that has made a donation to this project. We have received messages from families that have been able to communicate with loved ones at the hospital or in a nursing homes.
We have received some happy stories and some very heart breaking stories. Everyone we have talked to has been very appreciative of the kindness of our long reaching community!
YOU - are the power of Community
The iPad Project in Memory of Hugh Lynch
Hugh David Lynch Sr, shy of 92 by 21 days, of Tucker, Georgia passed peacefully while receiving last rites by Monsignor Richard Lopez on Monday, April 13, 2020. He was born on May 2, 1928 in Mount Vernon, NY to Hugh George and Elizabeth Fitzgerald Lynch. A graduate of St. John’s Preparatory in Astoria, NY (where he was selected by his peers as Wittiest Senior) and GSU in Atlanta, Ga, he was also an Air Force veteran from the Korean Conflict and a lifelong employee of Bell South.
Mr. Lynch was an active volunteer at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, where he served in many roles including sacristan, collections counter, and Meals on Wheels coordinator. As a member of the leadership team for the Center for Positive Aging, an executive on loan from Bell South for the United Way of Greater Atlanta, he was nationally recognized by Shepherd’s Centers of America for his volunteerism helping “frail older adults that struggle to remain living independently on small fixed incomes.” Additionally Hugh served as Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Council 660, and as a District Deputy; president of the Bell South Pioneers; many support organizations for his children during their educational years such as PTA and Boy Scouts; and a dedicated volunteer tax counselor for senior citizens.
There are so to many people to thank, but here are a few:
Everyone who made a donation on Facebook, GoFundMe and or mailed us a check or an iPad.
Thank you Helen Ho, Christopher D'Amico & family, Kalpesh Patel & Family, Colleen McHugh, Bryan & Ashlee Mariner, Matthew Surran, Cape May County PBA Local 59, Cape May County FOP Lodge #7, Wildwood FMBA 50 ...