I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.
Baltimore Intergroup Council - We are Self Supporting
The seventh Tradition states, “Every AA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.” For support, our Intergroup relies on the contributions of its groups and members, and on planned activities so the real work of carrying the message can continue. Groups contribute monthly to Intergroup, while members may make tax deductible donations up to a thousand dollars, yearly, through the Birthday Plan, In Memoriam, and individual contributions. A contribution list is published monthly as part of the bulletin and detailed financial reports are presented monthly at the Intergroup meeting. Support of your group demonstrates gratitude for sobriety and a willingness to share with the alcoholic who still suffers.

“To people familiar with endless drives for charitable funds, AA presented a strange and refreshing spectacle. Approving editorials here and abroad generated a wave of confidence in the integrity of Alcoholics Anonymous. They pointed out that the irresponsible had become responsible, and that by making financial independence part of its tradition, Alcoholics Anonymous had revived an ideal that its era had almost forgotten.”(P. 165 Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.)