Toy Town of Cadillac helps children in need while on vacation


This is probably the time for holiday shopping if you want to have some gifts under the tree.

Supply chain issues impact many products, including toys.

“Throughout the year, we receive between one third and two thirds of our orders. And lately it’s just been about half of our orders being delayed by a month or more, ”said Thaddaeus Gommesen, owner of Cadillac’s Toy Town.

Due to a toy shortage, stores are warning people that their holiday purchases must be made before Black Friday.

“We have more layaways than we’ve ever had before in the last four years, at least,” said Gommesen.

As it is now common for items to be out of stock online, shopping locally is a better option.

“Our prices, I think, are comparable, and we will match the prices if they need to,” said Gommesen. “We still have a 90% open box policy. So if you want to try it before you buy it, we want to be able to do that with most of the products in the store.

To help get you in the holiday spirit, Cadillac’s Toy Town is participating in Operation Christmas Child. On November 6 and 7, you can fill a shoebox with items for children in need.

Toy Town of Cadillac has several free items that will fill at least half a box, and other items are available at a discounted price.

“I always want to make an impact, and one of the things my dad really instilled in me was to try to help wherever we could,” said Gommesen.

Micah, Gommesen’s son, helps fill shoeboxes. He says some kids don’t have toys at all, and he put a stuffed animal in one because he thought it would be fun for the kids to have toys they can use. to play.

Toy Town of Cadillac will match up to 12 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

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