2018 Pink Can Money Buys AA Literature

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From the Corrections Committee:

Pink Cans are found at some meetings, but what are they? Pink Cans are the beginning of a twelfth step journey that ends up in the hands of an incarcerated individual in the form of a Big Book or other conference approved literature. All the money that members of AA place into the Pink Can is used to purchase literature. 2018 Pink Can donations totaled $18,330.76 and 2018 literature purchases amounted to $17,031.64 – $500.00 is kept in the treasury as a reserve. Once the literature is purchased our volunteers, who bring AA meetings into the prisons and jails, hand them out to the inmates thus completing the journey of the Pink Can. The Pink Can money is never used for anything else, office supplies come out of the Operating Committee which is funded by the committee’s 7th step contributions. Thank you so much to everyone who donates to the Pink Can.

If you like rewarding twelve-step work then the Corrections Committee is for you. The Corrections Committee provides AA conference approved literature, through group donations (e.g. Pink Can fund drive) for incarcerated men and women in our area. Everyone is invited to attend the monthly business meeting help at the AA Cleveland District Office conference room. Meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 6:30 pm. (second Monday if the first is a holiday). We have an opening for a secretary and a literature coordinator, the only requirement is one year of sobriety.

Thank you
Joanne H., Chairman
Corrections Committee

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