The East Texas Center for Independent Living is giving to those in need during the Christmas season with Operation: Make it Matter.

What began as a simple gesture to help feed one person, has grown into a full-scale operation, providing Christmas bundles for people in need.

The organization is gathering donations of feminine products, toys and coats to give to those who do not have the means to purchase them.

Make it Matter has also been collecting monetary donations, raising $2,550 so far.

For more information on how to donate to Operation: Make it Matter, contact The East Texas Center for Independent Living at 903-581-7542, or come to their office on 4713 Troup Hwy in Tyler.