IP #24 Money Matters, Self-support in NA


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On one hand, we contribute our time and energy: showing up to meetings regularly, participating, and sharing with newcomers whenever we can. Our hopes and intentions are important, but it’s what we do that matters. We get involved in sponsorship and service. We give of ourselves freely without the expectation of receiving anything in return. Putting our gratitude into action by supporting Narcotics Anonymous gives real meaning to our belief that “we keep what we have only by giving it away.” On the other hand, we give money to help pay for the services that keep NA alive and growing. Both of these types of contributions are important—in fact, most members contribute time, energy, and money—but in this pamphlet we are concerned primarily with voluntary financial contributions.