If you have been reading our newsletters and Facebook posts of the last few days you know that we put out a call for help. We had found ourselves in a very difficult position for any business — basically out of cash, maxed out on credit and needing to pay vendors and rent.
We decided to put our trust in our friends and customers and be transparent about our situation, not to ask for a handout, but to ask for your business in a time when we could really use it.
I'm happy to report that the community responded in an amazing way....not only have we been flooded with orders (our team here will be packing and shipping through the weekend so that we can get caught up) but we have been showered with kind words, love and generous offers to help.
All of the proceeds of the past few days will go towards putting us back on our feet so we can focus on growing our business and looking for more fun and exciting ways to keep our now 12-year old dream alive. We've still got a lot to do and a good amount of debt, but at least we're in a position to fight again.
We want to sincerely thank each and every person who has placed an order, shared our posts or visited the store over the past few days. We've been working overtime to make sure that we can earn the trust you've put in us as a valued source of toys and art and are optimistic that we will not only continue to exist, but thrive going forward.
One of the things we will be doing to add to the bottom line is making our gallery and store available for private events...both personal and corporate. While we don't have all of the details firmed up just yet, please reach out to us if you are in the Chicago area and have a need for private event space rental. We think we have a unique space, filled with wonderful toys and art, that will work for a variety of purposes. If this is something that interests you, please reach out and we'll let you know the details.
Whitney & Kirby Kerr