How Can My Group Make Contributions To Support A.A. Service Activities?
(Adapted from the SENY Service Handbook and Articles of Association and By-Laws, 2001, p. 33, as reproduced in the WAGSA Handbook, 6th Edition, Section 5.0)
"Many groups have asked about the handling of contributions. How much to contribute, when and to which level of service (Intergroup, district, G.S.O., WAGSA,) is entirely a group decision. Some groups contribute monthly, others quarterly or annually and still others when they feel their prudent reserve has grown too large. In general, however, any amount given at any time is appreciated and helps carry the A.A. message.
"If your group wants its contribution to be distributed among the various A.A. service entities, the treasurer must send separate donations to each entity. Many groups in districts that do not have annual budgets choose to send 60 percent of their excess funds to their Intergroup, 30 percent to the General Service Office, and 10 percent to the Washington Area General Service Assembly. However, as with all issues, the individual group conscience needs to decide how to apportion their contributions. For example, some groups may decide to send some money to their districts."
Each group is autonomous and should give disbursements in accordance to the conscience of the group.
NOTE: If your district does not have a bank account, you may include your District # on the memo line on a check mailed to WAGSA or on the Online Contribution Form.
WAGSA has developed a contribution form for your group's convenience. This form is based on the General Service Conference Approved Pamphlet "Self Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix" (p. 13).
To Contribute Online Via Credit Card or Bank Draft to Area 13 As A Group or Individual
Click here to make an online contribution to WAGSA (Area 13)
To Contribute Via Check or Money Order Through Mail
If writing a check please consider contributing via bank draft online by clicking here
Contributions to WAGSA should be mailed to:
Washington Area General Service Assembly
P.O. Box 5673
Washington, D.C. 20016
If possible, please include name, phone number, email, and group name or service number (if contributing on behalf of your group).
The Washington Area General Service Assembly is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution may be tax deductible.