If this notice stays on your page for more than 5 seconds you have JavaScript disabled on your browser. Our store will not work without JavaScript. Please either change your settings and try again or contact us by phone or email to place your order or contribution. Our phone number is (800)477-8191 or (713)869-4902. Our email is info@saa-recovery.org.

Annual Appeal 2014

Request for a Year-end Contribution

“Our message is simple and profound: that recovery from sex addiction is possible through working the Twelve Steps of SAA, and that following this program results in a spiritual awakening.”

Sex Addicts Anonymous, Second Edition, p. 59
Amount of donation $

Individual / Group *Requied Field (will not submit if not selected)

      

Consider ongoing support of the ISO.
Learn more about becoming a Lifeline Partner.

Dear Members of the SAA Fellowship,

Sexual addiction destroys lives and families and damages an addict's capacity for intimacy, spirituality, and healthy relationships. This addiction destroys dreams and continues to keep many living in darkness. Most of us would still be lost if we had not found recovery through the 12 Steps and the Fellowship of SAA.

We have an opportunity to carry our message to many more still suffering sex addicts. The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) estimates that 3 to 5 percent of the United States population meets the criteria for sexual addiction. As of December 1, 2014, our Fellowship has 1,549 registered meetings per week worldwide, which means that a rough estimate of our membership would be around 15,000 members (estimate based on an average of ten members per meeting). Based on a 3 percent estimate of the population in the United States (over 316 million in 2010), we are looking at an estimate of over nine million people suffering from sexual addiction. It is clear that there are many millions of people just in the United States who are still suffering from sexual addiction, and who might benefit from our program of recovery through the 12 Steps of SAA. The number of people suffering from sexual addiction on a global scale in a world which exceeds a population of seven billion people is mind-boggling.

We believe in the 12 Steps, and we know it is possible to live our lives free from our addictive sexual behaviors. If you had the chance to give someone the gift of freedom from bondage to this addiction, would you? For many of us who are now in recovery and living a life free from our past behaviors, the answer is "Yes!" By coming together, we can change lives, relationships, marriages, and families. We can help stop the addiction from being passed from one generation to the next.

The ISO of SAA's vision statement is "Our vision is to be a premier global resource for recovery in support of SAA and the sex addict who still suffers."

The ISO of SAA's mission statement is "The ISO serves member groups by helping carry the SAA message of recovery to the sex addict who still suffers."

By responding to this appeal, you will help us to succeed in our vision and mission. Please consider giving what you can. Your financial support helps us to reach the still-suffering sex addict and helps us carry our message of experience, strength and hope through the 12 Steps of SAA.

Here are several projects being worked on in 2015:

  • Writing and editing the second half of our meditation book - daily meditations written by SAA members, based on quotes from SAA literature.
  • Developing new translations along with the policy and process to support our international recovery community.
  • Upgrading our information technology infrastructure so we can maximize our outreach efforts: to tell our story - to bring the message of recovery - and to support SAA groups in their efforts to carry that message in their own communities.
  • Re-writing our Outreach website to focus our message toward people who are looking for help for sexual addiction, to make it easier to find local meetings, and to use new technology to be more visible and responsive to young adults.

As we close 2014, the ISO of SAA wishes to express its gratitude for the many gifts it has received in serving the SAA Fellowship. Below you will find a list of outreach activity handled through the International Office. With the support of the Fellowship and the grace of our Higher Power, we have been able to carry the message to many who suffer from our addiction.

On behalf of the Fellowship, we ask for your financial support today to help us reach many, many more with our message of recovery through the 12 Steps. Please be generous with your gift and remember those who gave before us, so that we could find this way of recovery.

LifeLines are another way to contribute to assist in obtaining a steady and predictable income that will improve our ability to plan for future Step 12 outreach improvement projects.

The ISO of SAA, the Board of Trustees, and Staff all wish you the best with your recovery.

Sincerely yours,
Joe H.
Executive Director
ISO of SAA, Inc.


Alternatively donate by check, payable to "ISO."
Mark it "Annual Appeal" and mail it to:

ISO
PO Box 70949
Houston, TX 77270


Amount of donation $

Individual / Group *Requied Field (will not submit if not selected)

      

Consider ongoing support of the ISO.
Learn more about becoming a Lifeline Partner.



2014 ISO ACTIVITY


OFFICE COMMUNICATIONS

  • EMAILS ANSWERED: over 1,500 per month
  • INCOMING/OUTGOING PHONE CALLS: over 850 per month
  • VOICE MAILS RETURNED: over 30 per month (90% of telephone calls answered live by a staff member)
  • THE OUTER CIRCLE NEWSLETTER Now sent electronically to over 5,700 members.

SAA STORE

  • SAA GREEN BOOKS SOLD: over 900 per month
  • CONVENTION WORKSHOP AND SPEAKER AUDIO SALES: over 190 per month
  • PAMPHLETS AND BOOKLETS SOLD: over 7,000 per month
  • CHIPS, MEDALLIONS, KEY CHAINS & BOOKMARKERS SOLD: over 2,800 per month

FREE OUTREACH ACTIVITY

  • PRINTED OUTREACH LITERATURE (mostly to prisoners): over 50 packages per month
  • THE OUTER CIRCLE NEWSLETTER (Printing & mailing):
    • MAILED TO PRISONERS: over 450 people per issue
    • MAILED TO MEMBERS UPON REQUEST: over 640 people per issue
  • SAA LITERATURE PAGES (Free online views) over 3,100 per month
  • SAA GREEN BOOK AVAILABLE TO THE BLIND (from the National Library Service)

WEBSITE ACTIVITY

  • VISITORS TO OUR OUTREACH WEBSITE: over 60,000 per month
  • VISITORS PAGE VIEWS:
    • MEETINGS: over 18,000 per month
    • FOR WOMEN's PAGE: over 3,800 per month
    • SELF-ASSESSMENT: over 2,500 per month
    • THE OUTER CIRCLE: over 900 per month
    • GROUP GUIDE: over 490 per month
    • SAA LITERATURE PAGES (Free online views): over 3,100 per month

ADDITIONAL WEB-BASED SERVICES

  • ISO SERVICE WEBSITE
  • ISO CONVENTION WEBSITE
  • DIRECT SUPPORT FOR BOARD & LITCOM COMMITTEES

VOLUNTEER SUPPORT

  • TOTAL ISO VOLUNTEERS: over 750
  • VOLUNTEER SUBCOMMITTEES (e-mail list count): over 140 listserves
  • AVERAGE VOLUNTEERS ON A COMMITTEE: 16
  • AVERAGE VOLUNTEER SERVES ON ABOUT 3 COMMITTEES


Amount of donation $

Individual / Group *Requied Field (will not submit if not selected)

      

Consider ongoing support of the ISO.
Learn more about becoming a Lifeline Partner.