7th Tradition Contributions

7th Tradition Contributions

Contributions and 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. In keeping with A.A.’s Seventh Tradition of self-support, we accept contributions only from A.A. members.

Where Money and Spirituality Mix

Members celebrate sobriety by giving time, energy and money in support of our Twelfth Step—carrying the message—the basic service that the A.A. Fellowship offers. Members ensure that group expenses are paid by putting money into the basket passed at each meeting. It is each member’s responsibility to support the services that have been requested by the A.A. Fellowship, to help facilitate A.A.’s vital Twelfth Step. Contributions are made in a spirit of sacrifice, and they honor A.A.’s code of “love and service.” Contributions also underscore the spiritual nature of our Fellowship and our mutual love and trust. We have found that these contributions are as important to each member as they are to the service centers supported.

Online Contributions

You will need your A.A.W.S. Group Number for your Group Contribution. Click the button to look it up. Please note it and then proceed to the Contribution page. If you do not see your group listed, 

Mailed Contributions

District 7 General Service Board
PO Box 599
Action, CA 93510

Please include the group’s name and number on the check. Look it up here if you do not know the group’s number.

Additional Contribution Information

Most meetings divide their contributions based on a formula decided by their Group Conscience.  If you would like to make contributions to our Central Office, Area 93, General Service Office or Hospitals and Institutions, please use the following:

Suggested Group Contributions 7th Tradition

Percent Sent To Sent By (Attach Check)
50%

Santa Clarita Central Office of A.A.
PO Box 803063
Valencia, CA 91380-3063

 

 

or

43619 17th Street West, Suite 103 Lancaster, CA 93534

(Check payable to: SCV Central Office)

 

or

(Check payable to: AV Central Office)

10% District 7 General Service Board
PO Box 599
Action, CA 93510
(Check payable to: District 7, CCAA)
10% CA Area Assembly Area 93
PMB# 140
606 Alamo Pintado # 3
Solvang, CA 96363
(Check payable to: CCAA, Area 93)
30% General Service Board
PO Box 2407
James Farley Station
New York, NY 10116-2407
(Check payable to: General Service Fund A.A. Please put Group # on check)
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GSR

You transmit ideas and opinions, as well as facts; through you, the group conscience becomes a part of “the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship,’ as expressed in the General Service Conference.

7th Tradition

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. 

District 7

A.A. is made up of 93 areas inside the U.S. and Canada. We are part of Area 93. Each Area is subdivided into Districts. We are in District 7. 

Committees

In District 7, many Committees and Liaisons are committed to bringing the message of A.A. carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to our communities in different formats and venues.