7th Tradition
“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.”
According to MG-15 Finance- The recommended contributions to Service Entities are

50% to your local Intergroup or Central Office
30% to the GSO
10% to your District
10% to your Area Committee
If you would like to read more information about AA Guidelines for Finance, you can download MG-15 by clicking here


Online SMIA Contribution
Disclaimer: Online contributions from groups or individuals are subject to a 3% service fee. This fee will be absorbed by the SMIA. Your entire contribution will be recorded and published in whole.


Click the link below for SMIA Contribution Options

Mail-in Contributions
Please include your group number with all contributions. Your group number can be found at this link. Click Here
Southern Maryland Intergroup (SMIA)
P.O. Box 767
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
General Service Office
Post Office Box 2407
James A. Farley Station
New York, NY 10116-2407

Maryland General Service
PO Box 1834
Frederick, MD 21702

District 1 Trust Fund (Calvert)
P.O. Box 234
Barstow, MD 20610
District 35 (Charles)
P.O. Box 1981
La Plata, MD 20646
District 36 (St. Mary’ s))
P.O. Box 1334
California, MD 20619