JROTC Drive

Young People Helping Young People

Every year more than 2,500 cadets representing 40 metro-Atlanta high school JROTC programs take to the street to share The Empty Stocking Fund’s story and collect donations.

A Group Effort

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. Our 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. Representing the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, the cadets raise nearly $100,000 for the organization – enough to provide gift packages to 5,000 children.

The Empty Stocking Fund's 2016 JROTC Drive
Grand Total as of Jan. 12, 2017 - $102,222

2016 JROTC Drive Leaderboard

Marietta High School – $16,942
North Atlanta High School – $10,729
SW DeKalb High School – $8,386
Mays High School – $5,749
Clarkston High School – $4,866
Therrell High School – $4,669
Stephenson High School – $4,122
Eagles Landing High School – $3,681
Lithonia High School – $3,650
Douglass High School – $3,322

Dunwoody High School – $3,127
Chamblee High School – $2,791
Grady High School – $2,447
Druid Hills High School – $2,191
Columbia High School – $2,156
Maynard Jackson High School – $2,111
Carver – $1,890
Riverdale High School – $1,826
Lakeside High School – $1,794
Tucker High School – $1,748

Washington High School – $1,744
Towers High School – $1,696
BEST Academy – $1,569
Redan High School – $1,501
Mt. Zion High School – $1,323
APS HQ – $1,320
South Atlanta High School – $1,181
Miller Grove High School – $1,013
Cross Keys High School – $969
Coretta Scott King High School – $912
L.E.A.D. – $670