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Please Donate to the OA Secular Service Board

For July 2024, we ask that our secular OA community consider giving a Seventh Tradition donation to our sister organization, The Secular Service Board of Overeaters Anonymous. They need funds to support their website and other projects that will promote secular causes within Overeaters Anonymous. Paypal, Zelle, and US checks are accepted.

Secular Overeaters Thanks for Your Support

Our mission is to support an underserved community of atheists, agnostics, and others who seek recovery from obsessive behavior around food and body image. Work on this site is entirely a volunteer effort; donations help support four Zoom room licenses, the podcast and website, and newcomer and sponsor packets (and associated mailing expenses). (At this time, donations are not tax deductible—we can’t afford the initial and annual fees to register as a nonprofit.) Your contribution, in any amount, will make a difference. Thank you!

Please note: Secular Overeaters (SO) is not affiliated with Overeaters Anonymous, and all donations to SO are used for SO expenses. 

Three Ways to Donate

If your account is in the USA, you can use all three of the options below. Unfortunately, PayPal is the only option available for outside of USA donations.

PayPal: @SOtradition7 or PayPal is available in all countries. If you have the option, be sure to indicate you’re sending money to a friend (or that it’s a gift), not a business! (Otherwise PayPal takes a percentage.)

Zelle: Check with your bank to see if you are set up to send money using Zelle (and consider making a small recurring monthly donation!). If so, use our email address for the recipient:  This option is only available in the USA.

Checks from the USA: Contact the co-treasurer for a mailing address. Our bank can only accept checks from the USA.

Treasurer’s Report

Going forward we will be posting a quarterly financial report here on approximately 1/1, 4/1, 7/1, and 10/1. The funds are overseen by two co-treasurers. Our prudent reserve is one year’s expenses, and as we fund new projects, we also increase the prudent reserve. (The current 2023 prudent reserve is $1,900 and is not reflected in the finances below, as this kitty is meant to be used in a dire emergency only!) You can view past reports here.

Annual Report, 2023 (2 pages, pdf)
Annual Report, 2022 (2 pages, pdf)
Annual Report, 2021 (1 page, pdf)

January 1, 2024

2022 Carry Forward: $3820 
2023 Actual Expenses: -$5073 (Zoom Accounts, Podcast, Newcomer and Sponsor Materials, Postage, Prudent Reserve, and SO Chips)
2023 Total Donations: $6190 (186 Contributions, ranging from $3 to $500)
2023 Balance: $5010 (Carry forward for 2024)

Many Other Ways to Help


We’re looking for volunteers with a wide range of skills and interests to help us launch the Secular Overeaters movement! Use this form to let us know your interests, and we’ll get back to you soon.

Your Ideas, Resources, and Stories

You can also contribute in other ways. Help us find more secular recovery resources for this site to share through links, including published Overeaters Anonymous (OA) content like podcasts and newsletter stories—as well as “outside” content with atheist/agnostic/other voices or secular tools for recovery. And we always welcome your comments, suggestions, and personal shares (written or recorded). 

Please use the contact form to contribute ideas or offer content Or maybe you’d like to contribute your artwork. 

Thank you for being of service!