Contribution Information

aa_medallion_smallCENTRAL OFFICE OF PINELLAS COUNTY
American Business Center, Suite 220
8340 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33771
Phone (727) 530-0415
Fax (727) 530-0416

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Office Hours: Monday – Friday 10AM – 6PM

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Responsibility

“Our spiritual way of  life is safe for future generations if, as a Society, we resist the  temptation to receive money from the outside world.  But this leaves us  with a responsibility – one that every member ought to understand.  We  cannot skimp when the treasurer of our group passes the hat.

Our groups,  our areas, and AA as a whole will not function unless our services are  sufficient and their bills are paid.  When we meet and defeat the  temptation to take large gifts, we are only being prudent. But when we  are generous with the hat we give a token that we are grateful for our  blessings and evidence that we are eager to share what we have found with all those who still suffer.”

Bill W., November 1957
©1988AAGrapevine, The Language of the Heart, p. 221


“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 group, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligations 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.”

— Tradition Seven (long form)


“Self-Support begins with me, because I am part of us – the group. We pay our rent and utility bills, buy coffee, snacks and A.A. literature. We support our central office, our area committee, and our General Service Office. If it were not for those entities, many new people would never discover the miracles of A.A.”

— “Self-support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix” pamphlet


Central Office of Pinellas County
Make checks payable to:
Pinellas County Intergroup

Pinellas County Intergroup
8340 Ulmerton Road
Suite 220
Largo, FL  33771

District 1 Treasurer
Make checks payable to:
District 1 General Service

District 1 Treasurer
PO Box 66121
St. Petersburg, FL 33736

Area 15 Treasurer
Make checks payable to:
Area 15 General Service

Area 15 Treasurer
P.O. Box 56
Sebring, FL 33871

General Service Office
Make checks payable to:
General Service Board

 

A. A. General Service Office

Grand Central Station
P.O. Box 459
New York, NY 10169

Use a valid return address, not just the name of your group

and be sure to write the GROUP NAME and GROUP SERVICE NUMBER on all checks.


birthdayplan

To request a supply of “Birthday Plan” envelopes, contact GSO at:

General Service Office of
Alcoholics Anonymous
Grand Central Station
P.O. Box 459
New York, NY 10169

(212) 870-3400

Some A.A.’s have reinvented the “Birthday Plan”. Since the 1950’s, this plan has provided a way for members to celebrate their individual and group anniversaries by setting aside $1 (or more) for each year of their sobriety and sending it to The General Service Office for A.A. services worldwide

Last spring at the General Service Conference in New York, South Florida Delegate, John K. relates, “There was talk about how effective the Birthday Plan used to be, how it’s another place in the A.A. hat where spirituality and money can mix, as our co-founder, Bill W. put it — and how maybe we need to remind our members, especially newer ones, about using the plan — “‘Thanks, A.A.'”

The Birthday Plan gives us an opportunity to express personal gratitude and at the same time support the A.A. support system. A.A. is self-supporting through its own contributions — and that’s us.

In some area groups, a member celebrating an anniversary is presented with a medallion, and a Birthday Plan envelope along with it. As for the envelopes, they can be had for the asking from the General Service Office.

WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO EXPRESS YOUR GRATITUDE FOR THE WONDERFUL GIFT YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN — PASS THE WORD ALONG.