Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
The 7th tradition is where spirituality and money mixes. According to Bill W., these two facts of our alcoholic life are inseparable. Every time we choose to do twelve step work with other alcoholics, we are choosing to spend time and money to aid our spiritual endeavors. Since AA and all groups within AA are self supporting through our own contributions, we must be aware of this fact each and every time we come together to help the alcoholic who still suffers. This page contains information that may be helpful to your group or district treasurer.
Below is a copy of the suggested pie chart distribution from AA World Services.
We have Treasurer packets available at the Intergroup Office for groups wanting more information regarding the 7th Tradition. The packets come from the General Service Office and are free of charge. If you have questions about the 7th tradition or the distribution pie chart, please feel free to contact Eastside Intergroup at 425-454-9192 or
How Can I Send Extra Support to Eastside Intergroup?
Members that want to send extra support to Eastisde Intergroup often times join either our Faithful Fivers Club or our Birthday Club. Faithful Fivers generally donate $5.00 per month or $60 per year as additional support. Members that support the Birthday Club donate anywhere from $1, $5, or $10 per year of sobriety. We publish your name in our newsletter for Faithful Fivers and for the Birthday Club, we publish your name, home group and sobriety date.
Group, Faithful Fivers and Birthday Club donations can all be made through PayPal at the following link.
Group Contribution Addresses
Contributions for General Service Office (GSO):
General Service Office
P.O. Box 459
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163
Contributions for Eastside Intergroup:
13401 NE Bel-Red Rd. Suite B-6
Bellevue, WA 98005
Contributions for Western Washington Area 72:
Western WA Area 72
702 Kentucky St., #535
Bellingham, WA 98225
Please write your group or district number on the check & make payable to Western Washington Area Assembly.
Contributions for District 34:
P.O. Box 50081
Bellevue, WA 98015
Contributions for District 35:
P.O. Box 442
Issaquah, WA 98027
Contributions for District 36:
P.O. Box 1963
North Bend, WA 98045
Contributions for District 38:
P.O. Box 322
Kirkland, WA 98083
Contributions for District 39:
Contact Eastside Intergroup at 425-454-9192