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 Nov. 22, 2016 - $88,520

2016 JROTC Drive Leaderboard

  1. Marietta High School – $16,822
  2. North Atlanta High School – $9,254
  3. SW DeKalb High School – $7,909
  4. Mays High School – $5,298
  5. Clarkston High School – $4,866
  6. Therrell High School – $4,669
  7. Stephenson High School – $4,122
  8. Lithonia High School – $3,650
  9. Douglass High School – $3,322
  10. Eagles Landing High School – $2,733

Grady High School – $2,447
Lakeside High School – $2,248
Chamblee High School – $2,235
Druid Hills High School – $2,191
Riverdale High School – $1,826
Maynard Jackson High School – $2,111
Washington High School – $1,744
Towers High School – $1,696
BEST Academy – $1569
Redan High School – $1,440
South Atlanta High School – $1,181
Miller Grove High School – $1,013
Tucker High School – $929
Coretta Scott King High School – $912
Cross Keys High School – $816
APS QQ – $722
L.E.A.D. – $670

 

Arabia Mountain High School
Carver High School
Columbia High School
Dunwoody High School
Dutchtown High School
MLK Jr. High School
Mt. Zion High School
Stone Mountain High School