Self Support and the Seventh Tradition
|10%||to area committee|
|50%||to intergroup or central office|
"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."
Reprinted from Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix, page 5, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.
In keeping with A.A.’s 7th Tradition, Worcester Area Intergroup accepts contributions from only two sources: A.A. groups and individual A.A. members.
While an A.A. group may contribute any amount, WAI follows the General Service Conference limit for individual contributions of up to five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) per year. Bequests in wills of up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) are accepted on a one-time basis.
A.A. member and group contributions allow WAI to provide ongoing services that individual A.A. members and groups cannot provide, and to perform twelfth step work on behalf of members and groups.