Contribution Information

Lee County Intergroup
12734 Kenwood Lane #72
Ft Myers, Fl 33907

General Service Office
P.O. Box 459
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163

Area 15 Treasurer Panel 67
P.O. Box 56
Sebring, FL 33870

District 7
P.O. Box 61732
Ft Myers, FL 33906-1732

Responsibility

“Our spiritual way of  life is safe for future generations if, as a Society, we resist the  temptation to receive money from the outside world.  But this leaves us  with a responsibility – one that every member ought to understand.  We  cannot skimp when the treasurer of our group passes the hat.

Our groups,  our areas, and AA as a whole will not function unless our services are  sufficient and their bills are paid.  When we meet and defeat the  temptation to take large gifts, we are only being prudent. But when we  are generous with the hat we give a token that we are grateful for our  blessings and evidence that we are eager to share what we have found with all those who still suffer.”

Bill W., November 1957
©1988AAGrapevine, The Language of the Heart, p. 221

“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 group, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligations 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.”

— Tradition Seven (long form)

“Self-Support begins with me, because I am part of us – the group. We pay our rent and utility bills, buy coffee, snacks and A.A. literature. We support our central office, our area committee, and our General Service Office. If it were not for those entities, many new people would never discover the miracles of A.A.”

— “Self-support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix” pamphlet