The iPad Project
COVID-19 continues to spread, more individuals, communities,
and the elderly are feeling the impact in their daily lives!
When John Lynch of the Lunch with Lynch Foundation heard that nurses at Cape Regional Medical Center were using their personal cell phones to help quarantined patients communicate with their family members, he jumped into action. John reached out to family friend and nursing supervisor, Kimberly Belasco and asked how many iPads were needed at the hospital. She said 5 to 10 would be a huge help for their patients to communicate with their families. When John had to say good bye to his own father on Facetime, he decided to do more al hospital.
WE ARE ENTERING PHASE - III
Operation Connection - the iPad Project
* Phase III - provided an iPad to a hospital or nursing home in all 50 States in honor of John's father.
Purchased an additional 45 iPads to ship to verious USA locations.
* Phase II - Honor Hugh Lynch's memory with iPads to local hospitals and nursing homes
We provided over 40 ipads to all the Nursing homes in Cape May County, NJ along with iPads to hopitals in & Nursing homes in NY, PA, NC, SC, GA, AL, MO and IL
* Phase I - Cape Region Hospital asked for 5 - 10 iPads
We provided 20 iPads to the hospital
The generosity towards the iPad Project has been incredible from across our great nation. We will do our part to see at least one iPad is delivered to a Hospital or Nursing Home in every State in our union. #ThumbsUp4Kindness
Our goal was to collect and donate 20 iPads, but we received over 60 and have been delivering them to various hospitals and senior care centers - PHASE I & II ACCOMPLISHED
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
If you live local we have a deal for you!
Drop off a new or a lightly used iPad to the Wildwood Domino's and they will give you a Large Pizza and a Bread of your choice.
4800 New Jersey Avenue
(Taylor and NJ Ave)
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.
Where we have donated
iPads so far
Cape Regional Medical Center
Cape May Court House, NJ
In honor of the entire CRMC Staff
John T Mather Memorial Hospital
Port Jefferson, NY
In honor of Nurse Lauren Burke
& Allison Weiser, PsyD, W. Palm Beach, FL
Beaufort Memorial Hospital
In honor of Dr. Peter & Jane Manos
Mount Holly, NJ
In honor of Nurse Kristen Wilson
In honor of Dr. Stephen Dante
Emory Medical Center
In memory of Hugh Lynch
Every nursing homes in Cape May County, NJ
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
Thank you community partners ... Crest Memorial School, the D'Amico Family, Kalpesh Patel & family,
IN THE NEWS
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 bean's! Her donation got us to our first goal! The #PowerOfCommunity by #MayItForward!
Thank you Chris Cuomo for your support! Our Dad's were student together Saint John's Prep in Brooklyn, NY
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.
Encouraging safe distancing with Wildwood K9 Officer Vera
Domino's Pizza for our Frontline Hero's
If ever there is a time to be extra kind to your fellow neighbor, it's certainly now. A random act of kindness is not measured by the "size" of the act, but measured by the "compassion" of the act!
Our YouTube Project!
The Lunch with Lynch Foundation was formed after Mr. Lynch read a book called "It's Ok to be Different" by Todd Parr to a PreK class at Glenwood Avenue Elementary School in Wildwood, New Jersey. The foundation has grown leaps and bounds since 2007, but reading to kids is still one of his favorite charitable activities. Since the coronavirus pandemic Mr Lynch has been reading to the students on his Youtube channel.
There are way to many people to thank, but here are a few:
Crest Memorial School, Christopher D'Amico & family, Kalpesh Patel & Family, Colleen McHugh, the Mariner Family, Matthew Surran, CMC PBA Local 59, CMC FOP Lodge #7, Wildwood FMBA 50 and everyone that made a donation in one way or another ...