Your support matters

SELF-SUPPORTING THROUGH OUR OWN CONTRIBUTIONS

Self-support begins with me, because I am part of us – the group. We pay our rent and utility bills, buy coffee, snacks and A.A. Literature. We support our central office, our area committee, and our General Service Office. If it were not for those entities, many new people would never discover the miracles of A.A.
— Reprinted from "Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix", p. 5, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

While there are no dues or fees for A.A. membership, our group does have expenses. We rely on the support of our group members to to pay rent, provide free Beginner’s Packets for newcomers, celebrate sobriety milestones with anniversary coins, and supply literature for various topic meetings.

By clicking the DONATE button above, members can make confidential one-time or recurring Seventh Tradition contributions to the group. In keeping with the Seventh Tradition, we ask that only A.A. members make donations and that no individual contributes more than $5,000 per year.

More information can be found from the A.A. pamphlet “Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix“.

The Seventh Tradition states that Alcoholics Anonymous is self-supporting through our own contributions. The contributions help to cover the group’s expenses. But the Seventh Tradition is more than simply paying for rent and other group expenses. It is both a privilege and a responsibility of individual groups and members to ensure that our organization, at every level, remains forever self-supporting and free of outside influences that might divert us from our primary purpose.
— Reprinted from "Self-Support Card", with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.