7th Tradition

Service in Giving

The Seventh Tradition states:
“Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”  

The Seventh Tradition long form: 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 2 outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise. Then too, we view with much concern those A.A. treasuries which continue, beyond prudent reserves, to accumulate funds for no stated A.A. purpose. Experience has often warned us that nothing can so surely destroy our spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, money, and authority. 

District 3 A.A.

PO Box 157

Monroe, WA 98272

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 District 12 A.A.

P.O. Box 1387 

Everett, WA.98201

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District 19 A.A.

P.O. Box 13023

Everett, WA 98206


Area 72: Western Washington

 Western Washington Area 72of A.A.

1901 Cornwall AVE


Bellingham, WA 98226



Contribution payments may be made by check or credit card, using the contribution envelope. 

Contributions may also be made online here.

Make checks payable to the General Service Board and send to:

General Service Office

P.O. Box 2407

James A Farley Station

New York, NY 10116-2407 

(Please write your group number on the check)