In keeping with A.A.’s Seventh Tradition of being self-supporting, we accept contributions only from A.A. members.
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 with permission from A.A. World Services, Inc.
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.
In keeping with the Seventh Tradition, Baltimore Intergroup only accepts contributions from two sources: A.A. groups and individual A.A. members. There is no limitation on the amount an A.A. group may contribute. Individual A.A. members may contribute as much as $5,000.00 per member, per year. Individual members may also make a one-time bequest (not in perpetuity) to A.A. for up to $10,000.00 per the guidelines established by the General Service Conference.
Thank you for your contribution! We are grateful for your support in any amount!