Our 7th Tradition

The 7th 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 7th 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.

Service Material from the General Service Office 50M – 3/07 (PS) F-42

Addresses for 7th Tradition Contributions

District 13

P.O. Box 51
Ocean View, DE 19970

Please make checks payable to District 13 & include Group name & Group number on check.

GSO General Service Office

P.O. Box 459
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163

Please include Group number on check.


P.O. Box 445
Wilmington, DE 19899

Please make checks payable to DAGSA & Group number on check.

Southern Delaware Intergroup

P.O. Box 1080
Millsboro, DE 19966

Please include Group number on check.