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.*”

*Reprinted from Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix, page 5, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

Contributions are gratefully accepted by mail to:

Capital District Central Office
11 Computer Drive W. – Suite 100
Albany, NY 12205

Contributions may also be made online via Venmo, PayPal, or credit card.

We ask that group treasurers include Group Name (as it appears in the meeting schedule) and district number for contributions to the Central Office so we can maintain our records properly. Please include a return address so that we may send a thank you acknowledgment.

In keeping with the Seventh Tradition, the Capital District A.A. Central Office 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).

Together, group and individual contributions make it possible for us to coordinate the services which individual groups in the Capital Region cannot provide and to facilitate twelfth step work.

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

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