A Month of Caring and Sharing – The Journey Continues is a thirty-day event being held daily for the entire month of April; This is not meant to be a 30 day 24/7 event, but a minimum of 1 event per day, with the days and times scheduled by the participating service bodies. Any NA group or service body is welcome to participate for a 2, 4, 6 or more hour segment – it is not meant to be 24/7. The goal is to have a daily event focused on our purpose & mission.
Our mission is to increase individual direct financial contributions to NA and to develop a safe place for members to begin to have difficult conversations about shifting the self-support culture in Narcotics Anonymous.The purpose of this event will be to expand the unity within our Fellowship. Collectively, we will celebrate our recovery while tackling some of the more challenging questions. Questions like: How do we move from literature and product sales-based financial support to be member contribution focused? How do we encourage members to get involved in their local service bodies?
We will reflect on our 7th Tradition through the event by encouraging members to set up or increase recurring donations to NAWS while encouraging members to get involved in Narcotics Anonymous service.
We hope to have your support and participation. We want to include a diverse cross section of the fellowship in this event with one common goal. Therefore, we want to invite any service body (Group, Area, or Region) to participate by facilitating a day or days of this event for 2 or more hours.
The overall mission is 5-fold:
- 1-to share our recovery celebration;
- 2-to raise financial support for NAWS;
- 3-to build relationships; to raise awareness of how to access accurate NA information;
- 4-to expand the discussion of member support of NA service and moving from a literature and product sales support base to individual contributions;
- 5-to increase the number of recurring contributions by members worldwide;
For more information or to participate click contact us.
Origins of the event
Saturday January 9, 2021 Washington Northern Idaho Region unanimously approved the following motion:
That the WNIR sponsor/host and direct C&E to be the point of accountability, an electronic video conference Recovery Event Fundraiser with full reporting to the WNIRSC at the July RSC Meeting.
WHO: WNIR through the C&E who will delegate
WHAT: Coordinate the Collaboration of A Month of Caring & Sharing-The Journey Continues
A 30 day Video Conference Fundraising Recovery Event
WHERE: World Wide Collaboration
WHEN: Date April 1-30 2021.
WHY: NAWS is experiencing a significant financial impact during the pandemic and the WNIR has been a significant financial contributor in the past and as a result of The Journey Continues fundraising recovery event we have only just begun.
To Celebrate Our Life worth Living, to keep what we have by giving it away, to realize Our Vision, to demonstrate international collaboration so we can carry the message to every addict seeking recovery, to set the stage for recurring contributions to support NAWS at a time when literature sales and contributions are not enough to sustain our fellowship development and support efforts.
Rationale (if needed):
|Excerpt from NAWS News: … We have a long history of recognizing the need for a World Service Office and being challenged to pay for those services. What we need is a change in our culture, and that will only happen when this message is coming not just from World Services, but from our Fellows. The most sustainable income source for World Services is recurring monthly contributions from members… .We sincerely believe that one addict talking to another is the only way to begin to effect a change in our attitude towards giving… For full article: https://www.na.org/admin/include/spaw2/uploads/pdf/nawsnews/en/NN_Dec2020.pdf|
This is not meant to be a 30 day 24/7 event, but a minimum of 1 event per day, with the days and times scheduled by the participating service bodies.
More Will Be Revealed.