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 12 A.A.
P.O. Box 1387
Area 72: Western Washington
Western Washington Area 72of A.A.
1901 Cornwall AVE
Bellingham, WA 98226
Snohomish County Central Office
P.O. Box 12555
Everett, WA. 98206
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)