READERS of the Sunday Morning Post have given a $2-million boost to a Christmas appeal for children's toys. For that's the estimated value of the 1,200 boxes of toys Asian Express Packing (AEP) has collected since an appeal for donations in the newspaper on November 13. At the time, the company had received less than 100 responses to its first Christmas toy drive. 'We are now pretty much able to give the charities as many boxes as they can take,' said Patrick O'Donnell, the firm's corporate services manager. On Friday, AEP delivered 250 boxes to the Duchess of Kent Hospital. And it will make more deliveries this week to 16 participating charities including Christian Action, which will receive 200 boxes, and the Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education and Services, which will receive 150. Deliveries are being made in trucks protected by canvas covers on which students from the International, Peak and Glenealy schools have painted Christmas pictures. AEP employees painstakingly sorted out all the donations so that the charities would get appropriate toys. They include puzzles, stuffed animals, art supplies and educational items. Most are new except for a few used items which are in excellent condition. 'Maybe next year we can do a shipment of toys to an international destination, perhaps Bosnia,' Mr O'Donnell said.