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T.A. Forsberg Inc. Kicks Off Annual Santa’s Wish List Project

Friday, December 1, 2017  
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Lansing-based developer spreads Christmas cheer to less fortunate children and families

The holidays are upon us, meaning the time for giving is now. Every year hundreds of local children and their families awake to very little under the Christmas tree and in some cases, nothing at all … only to wonder if their letter was part of a mix-up at the post office or simply just forgotten by Santa himself.

Enter Santa's Wish List; a 501 ©(3) non-profit effort, which aims to ensure those less fortunate aren’t forgotten during the season of family, community, friendship and love. Through their involvement with Santa's Wish List T.A. Forsberg Inc. (Forsberg) helps provide gifts and joy to more than 250 Lansing area children, with the help of generous volunteers. Children from Lansing’s Haven House are among those included as recipients of gifts in addition to others who are nominated by area school counselors, families and friends. Each child selected is then asked to make a "wish list" for Santa with items they desire.  

Thanks to the continued support and generous funding from partners, countless volunteer hours and donations the initiative is now entering its ninth year. Santa’s Wishlist allocates $100 to each child’s request in hopes of giving them the ultimate gift on Christmas.

"Each child typically receives three to four gifts each, and if they've asked for clothes specifically we make a point to throw in something fun too because we like to think that every kid deserves to get toys for Christmas," said Brent Forsberg, president and CEO of T.A. Forsberg, Inc. "We're blessed with the generosity of those within our community. Last year the program wouldn't have been possible without the help of some genuine heroes within organizations that stepped up to the plate to bring joy to those around us when they deserve it most."

This year’s main fundraising event will take place on December 2 from 5-8 p.m. at 735 Hazel Street. Attendees are asked to bring monetary donations which will then be used to fulfill wish lists. Items will be purchased on December 17, wrapped on December 18 and delivered in the days following. 

The developer also encourages the community to get involved by volunteering their time shopping, wrapping and delivering gifts, or by simply helping to spread the word. To get involved on Santa's Wish List visit or contact Christel Kent at 517.750.7415 or Paula Caltrider at 517.420.8235.

About T.A. Forsberg Inc.

T.A. Forsberg Inc. is a commercial and residential development firm focused on creating spaces that encourage a sense of community and belonging. Based in Okemos, Mich., Forsberg has been serving mid-Michigan communities for more than 60 years. For more information, visit

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