“Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”
While contributions cover each group’s rent and other expenses, the Seventh Tradition is essential at every level of A.A. service. It is both a privilege and a responsibility for groups and members to ensure that not only their group, but also their intergroup/central office, local services, district, area, and the General Service Office remain self-supporting.
This keeps A.A. free of outside influences that might divert us from our primary purpose — to help the alcoholic who still suffers.
The amount of our contribution is secondary to the spiritual connection that unites all groups around the world.
You can find more information about AA contributions and self-support on the AA.org website at http://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/contributions-and-self-support
“The A.A. groups themselves ought to be fully supported by the voluntary contributions of their own members.
We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise.”
(From Tradition Seven)
AA members are invited to make an one-time contribution or set up a recurring contribution online, after registering on our secure website:
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