Tradition Seven states that: “Every OA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”
Your contributions helps make sure there is a place for compulsive eaters to meet and share their recovery. Many churches and other establishments are generous in providing meeting room space, however, they do charge nominal rent to cover their heating/air conditioning, housekeeping and other operating costs.
Your donation also goes toward covering the purchase of supplies, literature and any group workshops or special events.
When OA was established in 1960, the suggested donation was $1. A candy bar was a nickel. Stamps were 3 cents. $5,000 bought a luxury automobile. Times have changed. A dollar will not buy as much as it did then. A donation of $3 or more for each meeting is suggested, however, there are no dues or fees to participate.
After each group has met their expenses and put aside a Prudent Reserve, it is suggested that the remainder be distributed to OA service bodies.
7th Tradition Disbursement: 60/30/10
60% to your Intergroup
Intergroups are OA service bodies which provides services (web sites, telephone call lines) to the OA groups in their geographic area.
30% to the World Service Office
The WSO provides services to newcomers, prepares and distributes OA literature, creates Lifeline and hosts conventions and conferences to carry the message*.
10% to Region 2
Please contact Intergroup at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more details or have questions about this disbursement. Links to WSO and R2 are below.
510-923-9491 or 925-274-9491
P.O. Box 11561
Oakland, CA 94611
World Service Office
Hyperlink to: https://oa.org/contribute/
P.O. Box 44727
Rio Rancho, NM 87174-4727
Hyper link to: http://www.oar2.org/about-r2/donate
4733 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503
*above text lovingly borrowed from Region III website (http://www.oaregion3.org/7th-tradition)