The Seventh Tradition
“Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”
This means that only A.A. members contribute financially to A.A. – and even A.A. members are limited in the amount they can contribute. 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 the contribution is secondary to the spiritual connection that unites all groups around the world.
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Where Money and Spirituality Mix
Members celebrate sobriety by giving time, energy and money in support of carrying the A.A. message. Members assure that group expenses are paid by voluntarily putting money into the basket passed at each meeting. Contributions support the group and A.A. worldwide. Contributions ensure that:
- Groups get meeting space
- Phones get answered
- Alcoholic persons in custody get Big Books
- Professionals get correct information about A.A.
- Lone A.A. members get letters
- Newcomers get literature and meeting lists
- A.A.s around the globe share experience, strength and hope
For more information, please click on this link for the “Where Money and Spirituality Mix” brochure.
District 28 7th Tradition Information
In keeping with A.A.’s Seventh Tradition of self-support, we accept contributions only from A.A. members.
Please send contributions to: District 28, PO Box 213, Barrington, IL 60011
If you are sending a check, please make it payable to “District 28 IL AA”.
Northern Illinois Area 20 7th Tradition Information
If you want to support the Northern Illinois Area 20, please follow the instructions below.
Please send contributions to: Northern Illinois Area 20 LTD. Office, PO Box 808, Streamwood, IL 60107-2971
If you are sending a check, please make it payable to “Northern Illinois Area”, please include this form.
If you wish to contribute online, please click here.
General Service Board 7th Tradition Information
In keeping with A.A.’s Seventh Tradition of self-support, we accept contributions only from A.A. members. Please click here for the FAQ created by the General Service Board.
Please send contributions to: Contributions General Service PO Box 2407, James A Farley Station, New York, NY 10116-240. If you are sending a check, please make it payable to “General Service Board”
If you want to make a contribution online, please click here.