Self- Support and the Seventh Tradition
“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.”*
* Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix (page 5) with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.
In keeping with the Seventh Tradition, CCFAA limits contributions to two sources: A.A. groups, and individual A.A. members. While there is no limitation on the amount an A.A. group may contribute, we follow the limits established by the General Service Conference for individual contributions, currently not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) per year. Bequests in wills are acceptable on a one-time basis, and not in perpetuity. The limit is no more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).
A combination of group and individual contributions make it possible for us to coordinate the services which individual groups in the Greater Sacramento Area cannot provide and to facilitate twelfth step work
In keeping with A.A.’s Seventh Tradition of self-support, we accept contributions only from A.A. members
For additional information regarding A.A.’s tradition of self support, please consult the pamphlet Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix, the A.A.® Guidelines on Finance, and visit www.aa.org. We ask that group treasurers include Group Name (as it appears in the meeting schedule), for contributions to the Central Office so we can maintain our records properly. When making contributions to the General Service Office (GSO) in New York, please include your Group Service Number (GSN). The H&I committee requests that a self-addressed envelope be sent with your contribution.
Service Entities and Mailing addresses
General Service Office
P.O. Box 2407
James A Farley Station
New York, NY 10116-2407
(Payable to: General Service Board)
California Northern Interior Area
CNIA Area 7
P.O. Box 161712
Sacramento, CA 95816
(Payable to: CNIA)
Hospitals and Institutions
P.O. Box 192490
San Francisco, CA. 94119-2490
(Payable to: NorCal H&I Committee)
Reference Area Number: Area