How to Contribute Funds to Area 36
To contribute, please first answer this question. Are you a member of Alcoholics Anonymous?
Area 36 accepts online contributions through PayPal (though you don't need a PayPal account). To aid our record keeping, please include the following information in the PayPal transaction's note field:
- Type of contribution: Group, Individual, Birthday, or Pink Can Plan.
- Contributions from A.A. groups should include your group’s name and service ID (if available).
- If you want your birthday contribution credited to your group, include your group’s info.
- Unless you indicate otherwise, online contributions will be acknowledged via email.
- Click the Contribute button below. It will take you to PayPal's website where you can complete the transaction with either a PayPal account or a debit/credit card.
- To support Area 36 general service activities: payable to “SMAA”
Southern Minnesota Area Assembly
PO Box 2812
Minneapolis, MN 55402
- To support the Pink Can Plan: payable to “Pink Can Plan”
Pink Can Plan
PO Box 80762
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Thank you for your interest in supporting Alcoholics Anonymous, but in keeping with A.A.'s Seventh Tradition of self-support we accept contributions only from A.A members.
Additional Resources About Tradition 7 and A.A. Finances
Tradition 7 (Short Form)
“Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”
Tradition 7 (Long Form)
“The A.A. groups themselves ought to be fully supported by the voluntary contributions of their own members. We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise. Then too, we view with much concern those A.A. treasuries which continue, beyond prudent reserves, to accumulate funds for no stated A.A. purpose. Experience has often warned us that nothing can so surely destroy our spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, money, and authority.”