Contributions & Self-Support

Contributions & Self-Support

A.A.’s Seventh Tradition states:  “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.

Where Money & 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

Non-A.A. Member Contributions

Area 30 respectfully declines contributions from Non-A.A. Members in accordance with our 7th Tradition & Self-Support.

If you’re interested in learning more about our recovery program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or for additional information.

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Member Contribution

Individual A.A. Member Contibution

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Group Contribution

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District Contribution

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Mail contributions

If you choose to contribute via mail, please send check to General Service Committee Area 30 PO Box 51411 Boston, MA 02205. Checks may be made payable to General Service Committee Area 30.  We appreciate your support!

How can we Help?

Contact Area 30’s Treasurer with any questions and we will get back to you as soon as possible.