Delhi Couple to Deliver Trailer of Toys to U of I Children’s Hospital

A Delhi couple is hoping to fill a trailer with toys for sick children in eastern Iowa.

Shelley and Eric Downs would like to deliver a trailer filled with new toys to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City. There are 180 beds at the hospital and their goal is for each child to receive at least two Christmas presents.

The toys, according to hospital rules, must be brand new and unwrapped. The donations can be dropped off at Arctic Fusion in Manchester from 7 am to 4 pm this week through Thursday.

Cash donations will be used to purchase new toys. A PayPal account has been set up at

The Downs will fill their semi-trailer with the toys and deliver them to the hospital on Friday.