In keeping with the Seventh Tradition, RI Central Service of Alcoholics Anonymous limits contributions to two sources: A.A. groups, and individual A.A. members. While there is no limitation on the amount an A.A. group may contribute, we follow the limits established by the General Service Conference for individual contributions, currently not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) per year. Bequests in wills are acceptable on a one-time basis, and not in perpetuity. The limit is no more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).
Together, group and individual contributions make it possible for us to coordinate the services which individual groups in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts cannot provide and to facilitate twelfth step work.
For additional information regarding A.A.’s tradition of self support, please consult the pamphlet Self-Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix, the A.A.® Guidelines on Finance, and visit www.aa.org.
We ask that group treasurers include Group Name (as it appears in the meeting schedule), day, and time for contributions to the Central Office so we can maintain our records properly.
Getting a Group Service Number (GSN)
When making contributions to General Service (New York & local), please include your Group Service Number (GSN). If you do not know your GSN, please contact the GSO Records and Groups desk:
Email (preferred): email@example.com
Phone: (212) 870-3132 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm ET, weekdays)