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.

2018 Leaderboard (Grand Total as of 12.10.18 - $93,381)

Marietta High School – $21,907
Southwest DeKalb High School – $10,045
North Atlanta High School – $9,596

Stephenson High School – $7,627
Mays High School – $6,408
Discovery High School – $6,249
Eagles Landing High School – $5,239
Lithonia High School – $3,291
Douglass High School – $2,908
Therrell High School – $2,250
Druid Hills High School – $2,196
Columbia High School – $2,175
Best Academy High School – $1,641
Lakeside High School – $1,526
Washington High School – $1,358
Grady High School – $1,294
Clarkston High School – $1,212
Maynard Jackson High School – $1,120
South Atlanta High School – $1,119
Cross Keys High School – $965
Dunwoody High School – $954
Dacula High School – $936
Newnan High School – $641
Towers High School – $472
KIPP Collegiate Drive – $350
CSK High School $215
Stone Mountain High School – $152
Miller Grove High School – $100
Chamblee High School – TBD
Mt. Zion High School – TBD
Carver High School – TBD
Redan High School – TBD
Tucker High School – TBD

2018 JROTC Drive
is November 3 – 4

JROTC Cadets will be at local Kroger stores and around town to collect donations for The Empty Stocking Fund.