The Seventh Tradition states: “Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.” While contributions cover each group’s rent and other expenses, the Seventh Tradition is essential at every level of A.A. service. It is both a privilege and a responsibility for groups and members to ensure that not only their group, but also their intergroup/central office, local services, district, area, and the General Service Office remain self-supporting. 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 our contribution is secondary to the spiritual connection that unites all groups around the world.
General Service Office
Contributions to the General Service Office can be made electronically by debit, credit or by PayPal. Visit GSO’s Contributions page to do so.
Contributions can still be made the old fashion way by sending a cheque to:
A.A. World Services Inc.
P.O. Box 459 Grand Central Station
New York, N.Y. 10163
Area 86 (W.O.G.S.)
During this time of social distancing, Area 86 is still in need of contributions in order to meet our expenses. In addition to cheques, groups and/or districts can now send payment by e-transfer.
We have a downloadable contributions form which can be filled out and mailed in with your cheque. Cheques need to be made payable to: WOGS or Western Ontario General Service Area 86. Contact the treasurer (currently our Alt. Delegate Jeff S.) by email: email@example.com to obtain the mailing address for your contribution.
For those wishing to contribute by e-transfer, you can send your payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT send a contribution to any other email address! You will also need to email the treasurer all the information found on the downloadable contributions form so he can attribute your contribution to the appropriate entity.