Our tradition of being self-supporting (which has taught us to be more responsible) does not allow us to accept donations from anyone who is not a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
If you donate using PayPal or Venmo, you confirm that you are an AA member.
PayPal: When you click the “Donate” button below, you will go to a secure PayPal page that allows you to choose how much you wish to contribute and which credit card you wish to use, if you do not already have a Pay Pal account.
Venmo: You can use your Venmo app or click this Venmo link to login to Venmo online. Our Venmo account is Coastal Bend Intergroup @CoastalBend-Intergroup.
In addition to donating online, you can help Intergroup carry the message in several other ways.
You can stop by the offices or send a check to:
Coastal Bend Intergroup Association
3833 South Staples
Office Park South, Suite S-212
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Please mark your check “donation”.
Birthday Club: Many members of the Fellowship choose to make a donation to show their gratitude to A.A. on their birthday. Typically, this is called becoming a member of the Birthday Club. Members donate a dollar or some multiple for each year of their sobriety annually.
You can use the PayPal link above, mail a check, or stop by.
Faithful Fivers: One of the best ways you can help us carry the message is to become a member of the “Faithful Fivers”. These are people who donate $5 or more each month to our primary purpose around the Coastal Bend. These donations can be made each month, or you can set up a monthly automatic withdrawal through your debit or credit card via PayPal (link above).
Please Note: Intergroup Association works fully in accord with A.A. Traditions. Donations are accepted ONLY from members of the Fellowship. We do not accept outside donations. Under AA guidelines, donations from individual members are limited to $5,000 per year.
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.
Read more: AA Pamphlet F-3: Self Support: Where Money and Spirituality Mix