A.A.’s Seventh Tradition states:  “Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.”  This means that only A.A. members contribute financially to A.A. – and even A.A. members are limited in the amount they can contribute. 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 the contribution is secondary to the spiritual connection that unites all groups around the world.

Please mail your District 23 contributions to this address:

District 23
Po Box 1939, Lawrence Kansas, 66044

Or you can submit your contributions online via Venmo @KansasDistrict23 


How to make Digital 7th Tradition Donations

(i.e. use you phone when the basket comes instead of fumbling for cash)

1st. Get the Venmo app on your phone

2nd Set up your Venmo account by completing the personal information fields, set a password (this is a Venmo Password), and enter your phone number. You will then be guided through additional steps to enter your debit/credit card or bank account information. Debit Cards or direct link to bank account will incur no charges with Venmo. Credit card payments will incur a handling charge.

3rd Donate to District 23– simply search the name “Kansas District two three” or “@kansasdistrict23”. Select, by touching our group name, and click on the pencil icon that appears in the lower right corner. Enter the amount you want to donate, be sure its marked “Private”, and Select “Pay”.

That’s it.  Thank You

You can also scan the QR code square attached to our 7th tradition basket from within the Venmo app.

You will receive an email confirming your donation. Every week our treasure will sweep the Venmo contributions into the District 23 bank account. After you begin using Venmo, you’ll receive a monthly email that provides you with transaction history of up to 3 months, for your records.

More Questions?? Contact us – we will help.