GACs October 2021 Appeal Letter
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS OF GEORGIA, INC.
737 Riverside Drive Lane
Macon, Georgia 31201
October 5, 2021
Dear Al-Anon Family Group Representatives,
Please share this letter with everyone in your group.
The Georgia Area Central Services office (GACS) is in critical need of your financial help. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our ability to meet our financial obligations. Our fixed expenses increased last year with our move to more suitable space in a safer neighborhood. The remainder of this year’s fixed expenses will leave us with little to cover our normal expenses beginning in January of 2022. The Finance Committee will continue to review GACS’s financial situation, but in the meantime, your generous contributions are desperately needed to fund our ongoing operations.
GACS is the central Al-Anon/Alateen office in the state of Georgia, located in downtown Macon. It serves as the home for Georgia Al-Anon and Alateen by providing display and storage space for the Area Archives as well as storage for the Board, Area Coordinators, and the Area Convention and Conference Committees. We are also a Literature Distribution Center for individuals, groups, and districts to directly order Al-Anon and Alateen literature either for pickup in Macon or for delivery by mail. GACS also operates the Al-Anon/Alateen information phone line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Al-Anon volunteers from throughout Georgia answer the phone and return voicemail messages. The GACS office is also available to members, groups or districts needing meeting space.
GACS receives the majority of its income from contributions as well as from sales of literature. Our literature sales for 2021 are down by 70% from pre-pandemic levels in 2019. Many factors have contributed to this situation–the leading ones being groups not meeting in person and not having in-person Assemblies where literature is sold.
Contributions can be made online at https://www.ga-al-anon.org/ by clicking on the “Contribute” button at the top right of the home page and choosing “Contribute to Georgia Al-Anon Family Groups.” Fill out your information and choose GACS from the drop-down menu.
Contributions can also be mailed to Al-Anon Family Groups, 737 Riverside Drive Lane, Macon, GA 31201.
Your generous support of GACS will go a long way toward helping us meet our financial obligations during this crucial time.
In Loving Service,
Kristin L., Panel 59 GACS Chairperson