7th TraditionContributions can be made using a Credit Card
“Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”
7th Tradition Contribution
We are able to accept 7th tradition contributions in euros by Credit/Debit Card using Stripe payment gateway.
Whilst we are grateful to receive contributions of any amount, to help AASWF reduce the commission we pay to the CC company we ask that where possible you aggregate your donations so that the commissions, which are paid per transaction, are kept to a minimum. For example we would pay substantially less commission on a single 20€ payment than we would on 10 payments of 2€ each.
There is the option to add your home group when making a contribution when making a payment under “AA Group Details”.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
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.