Group Contributions

Contributions & Self-Support

The Seventh Tradition states:  “Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”  While contributions cover each group’s rent and other expenses, the Seventh Tradition is essential at every level of A.A. service. It is both a privilege and a responsibility for groups and members to ensure that not only their group, but also their intergroup/central office, local services, district, area, and the General Service Office remain self-supporting. 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 our contribution is secondary to the spiritual connection that unites all groups around the world.  (from the GSO website — Self Support page)

Group donations can be sent via cheque to these various levels of service in AA.

Central Service:

Make cheque payable to: AA Central Service
Send to this address:
Alcoholics Anonymous
District 1 &2 Central Service Committee
P.O. Box 31338
Halifax, NS B3K 5Z1

District 1:

Make cheque payable to: District 1 General Service
Have your group GSR deliver the cheque to District 1

District 2:

Make cheque payable to: District 2 General Service
Have your group GSR deliver the cheque to District 2

Area 82:

Make cheque payable to: AA Area 82
Have your group GSR or CSR deliver the cheque to the Area 82 rep at a District or Central Service meeting.

GSO in New York:

Make cheque payable to:  AA General Service Office
Send to this address:
General Service Office
Box 459
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163