GE Employees' Good Neighbor Fund Treasurer, Walter Guptill with River Works spokesman, Richard Gorham. (Courtesy photo)
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GE Employees’ Good Neighbor Fund helps power Item Santa

LYNN — General Electric River Works produces powerhouse jet engines and the GE Employees' Good Neighbor Fund helps power Item Santa year after year through a successful holiday giving season.

The Good Neighbor Fund last January helped round off Item Santa's 2017 season of giving and helping with $35,000 in generous support from GE employees. The voluntary nonprofit fund raises $200,000 on average for a variety of philanthropic causes including Item Santa by offering GE workers a single place to donate money to do charitable work.

Founded more than 60 years ago and unique to the GE River Works plant, the Good Neighbor Fund is exclusively funded by employee charitable donations, said GE River Works spokesman Richard Gorham, with all the money d…

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