“Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”
Now that we are sober in A.A., the word “support” has to do with sharing, people, self-respect, gratitude, and what we are privileged to give — not take — in material terms.
While the Fellowship has always faced problems of money, property and prestige in one form or another, through the wisdom of the Seventh Tradition we have never been diverted from our primary purpose of carrying the message to the alcoholic who still suffers — wherever he or she may be. This is the fundamental work of Alcoholics Anonymous, and to ensure that the hand of A.A. will always remain outstretched, money and spirituality must continue to mix. And for that, we are all responsible.
*Contributions are limited to $5,000 per year, per member, and are tax deductible under IRS Code 501(c)(3)