Please take a look at http://www.redefinechristmas.org/ . There are some wonderful messages there along with the tools to make Christmas count this year.
As you evaluate U.S. charities, please consider making donations (plural) to several ALS 501c3s.
Following are some for your consideration:
www.alsa.org and its independently funded local chapters such as www.alsafl.org and www.alsaindiana.org and...www.wingsoverwallstreet.org
We who are able to donate need to make this more than an either-or choice. It's time that we raise the resource tides for multiple organizations involved in ALS research and patient services.
There would be no finer Christmas gift than to give a hand to several organizations searching for the cure and to several helping families deal with a disease that nobody should have to face at Christmas.
Let's redefine Christmas and let's redefine the way we are fighting ALS -- together!