We are fully self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations.

Make a Donation

As an individual OA member or a group member / treasurer, you may make:

  1. A general contribution for any reason to Central Indiana Intergroup to help carry the message
  2. A donation towards a CII event you attended
  3. A contribution on behalf of a specific OA group

The Seventh Tradition states:

Every O.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

OA has no dues or fees for membership. Our program is open to all who have a desire to stop eating compulsively, regardless of personal financial condition. OA is self-supporting through member contributions. Most groups “pass the basket” at meetings to cover expenses. People give what they can when they can. OA does not solicit or accept outside contributions.

What does OA do with your contributions?


  • Provide places to meet and share recovery.
  • Purchase supplies to run meetings.
  • Buy literature and media from the WSO.
  • •Support the intergroup/service board, region, and WSO

Intergroups and Service Boards

  • Offer local outreach to professional communities, hospitals, schools, and libraries.
  • Hold recovery events.
  • Maintain websites.
  • Keep updated meeting lists.
  • Publish newsletters.
  • Send representatives to region assemblies and delegates to the World Service Business Conference to vote on behalf of the Fellowship and contribute to the group conscience of OA as a whole concerning policies and services.
  • Translate literature.


  • Hold assemblies and recovery events. 
  • Support community and media outreach.
  • Maintain websites.
  • Publish newsletters.
  • Keep lists of speakers.
  • Support officers’ expenses.
  • Maintain reference and media libraries.
  • Offer support to intergroups/service boards and unaffiliated groups.

World Service Office

  • Produces and distributes OA-approved literature, media, and specialty items.
  • Maintains, monitors, and updates oa.org.
  • Offers worldwide meeting information online and by phone, mail, fax, and email.
  • Publishes Lifeline magazine, A Step Ahead newsletter, and WSO News Bulletin.
  • Sends starter kits for new groups.
  • Registers and updates groups, including service bodies.
  • Handles OA’s media and public relations requests.
  • Reaches out to professionals.
  • Holds annual World Service Business Conferences.Holds World Service Conventions.
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