7th Tradition

Why collect 7th Tradition? A.A.’s Seventh Tradition states: “Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.” This means that only A.A. members contribute financially to A.A. – and even A.A. members are limited in the amount they can contribute. 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 the contribution is secondary to the spiritual connection that unites all groups around the world.

Self Support

Members celebrate sobriety by giving time, energy and money in support of carrying the A.A. message. Members assure that group expenses are paid by voluntarily putting money into the basket passed at each meeting. Contributions support the group and A.A. worldwide. Contributions ensure that:

  • Groups get meeting space
  • Phones get answered
  • Websites get nerds
  • Schedules get printed
  • Coffee, treats and more coffee
  • Alcoholic persons in custody get Big Books
  • Professionals receive information about A.A.
  • Lone A.A. members get letters
  • Newcomers get literature and meeting lists
  •  A.A.s around the globe share experience, strength and hope
7th Tradition Mailing Addresses

General Service Board
P.O Box 2407
James A Farley Station
New York, NY 10116-2407
Check payable to cash

Mendocino Coast Intergroup
P. O. Box 1629
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Cash-Check payable to cash

Pacific Home Group
P.O. Box 1503
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Cash-Check payable to cash
or the safe drop at PHG