The Empty Stocking Fund

JROTC Drive Days

Each year more than 2,500 cadets representing 30 metro Atlanta high school JROTC programs take to the street to raise awareness of and contributions for The Empty Stocking Fund.


In addition to increasing visibility and raising contributions for our cause, it encourages students to get involved in their communities by helping others and, in return, hopefully gives them a sense of pride in their contributions. This is a very important fundraising campaign for a grassroots organization like ours.

The partnership with JROTC is a long-standing tradition that dates back to the 1920s. It was established based on the community spirit of young people helping young people. Over a two-day period, thousands of volunteers, most of whom are JROTC cadets from metro Atlanta high schools, collect donations throughout their communities. Last year, approximately 2,500 JROTC cadets representing the Army, Navy Air Force and Marines, raised nearly $100,000 for the organization, enough to provide gift packages to 5,000 children. Through its Family2Family project, WSB-TV supports the cadets' efforts by increasing awareness of the program. As one of the project's sponsors, Kroger allows the cadets to fundraise onsite at more than 50 metro area stores throughout the weekend. Below is a list of metro Atlanta high schools participating in The Empty Stocking Fund's 2013 JROTC Drive which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2nd and Sunday, Nov. 3rd.

If you are interested in helping with this important project by serving as a volunteer school leader, please contact us.

Arabia Mountain High School

BEST Academy

Carver High School

Centennial High School

Chamblee High School

Clarkston High School

Columbia High School

Cross Keys High School

Douglass High School

Druid Hills High School

Dunwoody High School

 

Grady High School

Jonesboro High School

Lakeside High School

Lithonia High School

Marietta High School

Maynard Jackson High School

Mays High School

Miller Grove High School

MLK Jr. High School

Mt. Zion High School

North Atlanta High School

 

Redan High School

South Atlanta High School

SW DeKalb High School

Stephenson High School

Stone Mountain High School

Therrell High School

Towers High School

Tucker High School

Washington High School

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