IMAGINE Christmas without a single present under the tree - no special toy, picked with love and care, to play with.This is the fate of hundreds of children in the Kouga and Koukamma region. Residents can, however, help make the Christmas dreams of over 150 children come true this December.After a very successful Christmas project last year, the Kouga Express is once again appealing to residents to help warm the hearts of less fortunate children in the community.A doll, a train, a tractor, a ball, a tea set and even shoes and a school bag are all some of the simple items that could warm the hearts of children that have never received a colourful wrapped Christmas gift of their own.This year the Kouga Express, in conjunction with Pick `n Pay and Fountains Mall, will be collecting gifts for over 150 learners from Bodker Public School just outside Loerie and Boplaas Primary School in Kareedouw.The Kouga Express relies on the generosity of the community to satisfy the demand for presents. Without the support of local residents this appeal will fail.Each learner wrote his or her wish onto a special Christmas “wish card”, with their name and age.These cards are displayed on the Christmas tree in the forecourt at Pick n Pay in Fountains Mall.Residents are able to select the wish card or cards that appeal to them and buy the gifts written on the cards. Residents can either wrap the presents themselves, or have them wrapped by the Kouga Express team.The following information must be clearly marked on the present: Name of school Name and surname of learner Age of learner Grade of learner. Each card is unique to a deserving child. If a card is taken and not returned, that specific pupil could miss out on a present for Christmas.Presents can be dropped off at either the Kouga Express office at 75 Da Gama Road in Jeffreys Bay or at Pick ’n Pay. All the presents must be returned by November 14. The presents will be handed out to the learners at a special Christmas party at their respective schools.For more information, contact Monique Basson at 042 293 2973.