Contributions & Self-Support

The Seventh Tradition states:  “Every A.A. 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 A.A. service. It is both a privilege and a responsibility for groups and members to ensure that not only their group, but also their intergroup/central office, local services, district, area, and the General Service Office remain self-supporting. This keeps A.A. free of outside influences that might divert us from our primary purpose — to help the alcoholic who still suffers. The amount of our contribution is secondary to the spiritual connection that unites all groups around the world.

AA Groups and AA Members that wish to make contributions to District 51 in Northern Illinois Area 20 please make you checks or money orders payable to AA District 51.

Send by mail to:

District 51
P.O. Box 2113
Joliet, IL 60434

To reach our district Treasurer, please email them at with any questions.

If you wish to make a contribution for your group in person, please attend the monthly District 51 committee meeting held the Second Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Alano Club of Joliet Located at: 101 Grove St. Shorewood, IL 60404.