Al-Anon's Tradition Seven
"Every 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 Al-Anon service. It is both a privilege and a responsibility for groups and members to ensure that not only their group, but all service levels remain self-supporting. This keeps Al-Anon free of outside influences that might divert us from our primary purpose of supporting families and friends of alcoholics.
In keeping with Al-Anon's Tradition Seven, Al-Anon is self-supporting, accepting contributions only from Al-Anon members and declining outside contributions.
Ways to Contribute
Members and groups may contribute to the following Al-Anon service arms.
- Al-Anon District 8 (Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley)
Send a check or money order payable to Al-Anon District 8:
AFG District 8 Santa Barbara
P.O. Box 30428
Santa Barbara, CA 93130
- Southern California World Service (SCWS)
Online (link above) or send a check or money order payable to to SCWS:
Southern California World Service (SCWS)
10073 Valley View St, # 260
Cypress, CA 90630-4601
(Printable group contribution form)
- Al-Anon World Service Office
Online (link above) or send a check or money order payable to AFG Inc.:
1600 Corporate Landing Pkwy
Virginia Beach VA 23454-5617
Suggested Group Contributions
Suggested percentage distribution of group contributions; from online in Members-Only District 8 Procedures. Please include with your group contribution, Group Day/Time/WSO Group ID and the number on your check. District 8 Treasurer, Linda at (805) 699-1222.
- District 8 - 75%
- Southern California World Service (SCWS) - 15%
- Al-Anon Family Groups Headquarters (WSO) - 10%
- Other Group Contributions: None at this time.