Is there really even a difference? I think there is. Even though Nicotine Anony-mous is a non-profit organization, we do not accept donations from people who are not members of our fellowship.
As a citizen, I am concerned about dif-ferent issues, so I donate money to sup-port certain causes. These are charities. Nicotine Anonymous is not a charity. As a member of NicA, I contribute my time, experience, strength, hope and money to my group and to NAWS. Nicotine Anonymous is a fellowship of members who are responsible for our expenses.
Our Seventh Tradition states we are self-supporting through our own contribu-tions. We don’t accept outside contribu-tions, we don’t fund-raise, and we don’t market products to turn a profit. We are supported by contributing members so we can continue to carry the message to the nicotine addict who still suffers.
Alicia R Freedom Seekers Group, Ft. Thomas, KY