The Empty Stocking Fund

The Empty Stocking Fund JROTC Drive - Saturday, Oct. 31st and Sunday, Nov. 1st

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 1940s. 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. Approximately 2,500 JROTC cadets representing the Army, Navy Air Force and Marines, raise 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 Annual JROTC Drive.

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

Arabia Mountain High School

Arabia Mountain

BEST Academy

Carver High School

Chamblee High School

Clarkston High School

Columbia High School

Cross Keys High School

Coretta Scott King High School

Douglass High School

Druid Hills High School

Dunwoody High School


Grady High School

Dutchtown High School

Eagles Landing High School

Grady 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


Redan High School

North Atlanta High School

Redan High School

Riverdale High School

South Atlanta High School

Southwest 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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