7th Tradition Contributions
The CSO is now accepting one-time and recurring 7th Tradition contributions online via PayPal (PayPal account not required, can use any credit/debit card) below. Contributions can still be made in person at the CSO during Office Administrator hours via cash, check and credit/debit cards. Contributions via check can also be made by mail (3640 South Cedar Street Ste S, Tacoma, WA 98409).
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.