Back in the day (25 or 30 years ago) as we do today, we would pass around a basket at NA meetings observing our 7th tradition in the hopes of raising enough money to sustain our meetings; purchasing literature, paying the rent for the meeting space, buying coffee and other expenses. Contributing is part of paying back what was so freely given to us. For decades we have been asking addicts to contribute a dollar to the basket. One dollar doesn’t go very far these days. And if we consider the gifts given to us after years of recovery some can certainly afford to give more than others. If you are clean a few years and earn a decent living I would hope you consider giving part of servicing the community that gives us life. Many groups struggle because they don’t have the number of people to really pay the bills or struggle for other reasons. Our area groups need to support one and other by giving more and ensuring more money goes to area and onward to carry the message to addicts here in Indy and around the world. If you are clean (especially for a few years and earn a reasonable living) and don’t give toward the 7th tradition – I am curious why. I heard someone say “I feel like I have done my part”. I don’t get that. What do you think?