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Basket Contributions - Where does the money go?

A.A. is self supporting, declining outside contributions

District 1 Committee (Southwest Michigan A.A.) has but one primary purpose; to carry the A.A. message to the Alcoholic who still suffers.

District 1 Committee meets monthly, sometimes bi-monthly to discuss these efforts as a community of groups. Each group elects a GSR who is the conduit to communications throughout our SWMI Groups. District 1 Committee consist of our local GSR's, Committee Chairs, and Trusted Servants who serve A.A. as a whole. We are not an isolated entity, we serve and support the Area 34 Assembly which is one of 93 Area Assembly's throughout the U.S. and Canada. We support our East Central Region, and our life saving World Wide Fellowship. 

Locally in Southwest Michigan we are bringing meetings into the Cass County Jail and our local Treatment Center. Our DCM's and GSR's participate and provide reports to the Area 34 Assembly. Our DCM gathers information and reports back to the District Committee and Southwest Michigan local groups. We support our Treatment Committees & The Bridging the Gap program, Corrections Committees & The Pre-Release Program, and Accessibility's Committee for folks who find it challenging connecting to us. These are just a few of the A.A. Service entities we support. 



Southwest Michigan A.A. continues to provide a comprehensive Treasury report to the participating GSR's. Any funds remaining beyond our prudent reserve is distributed among the remaining A.A. Service entities. 



How to make a contribution

A.A. Groups and members in Southwest Michigan can make contributions to District 1 through the Cash App or you can send a check to our Elected Trusted Treasurer 
Please make checks payable to:
District 1 Committee

AA Members and Groups can

 mail checks to:


2685 Lake Pine Dr

Suite 145

Saint Joseph MI

Attention: Eva O. 

7th Tradition Long Form - 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 groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation 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.

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