At my meeting, we would not want to know or care if someone tossed a lot of money into the Seventh Tradition basket. All Seventh Tradition contributions are anonymous. No one will know whether I put twenty pence or twenty pounds into the basket when it goes around. We use an opaque purse large enough for a person’s hand to fit in, so I can put my coin or paper in my fist and release it without anyone seeing the amount. We mention a suggested amount to contribute, then stay out of people’s monetary decisions. What others give, and why, is for them

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