Self Support

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 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.

Tradition Seven (long form)


Additional information on being self supporting. 

Making Contributions

If your group is part of District 15.
You can mail your contributions to
the address below.

District 15 Treasurer
PO BOX 946
Lexington, KY 40588-0946

Area 26 Contributions
Area 26 Treasurer
P.O. Box 18782
Erlanger, KY 41018

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