Young People Helping Young People

Every year more than 2,500 cadets representing 40 metro Atlanta high school ROTC programs take to the street to share The Empty Stocking Fund’s story and collect donations on our behalf. This long-standing tradition that dates back to the 1940s 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.

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.

2021 Campaign Registration

This year’s campaign will run from October 15th through December 15th with the primary drive taking place November 5th, 6th, and 7th.

If you are interested in leading a campaign at your school, please complete the below registration form so we can be sure to include you in orientation and planning sessions to be held in September. 

2019 Leaderboard

Marietta High School – $20,902
North Atlanta High School – $12,001
Mays High School – $6,646
Discovery High School – $6,636
Eagles Landing – $6,004
SW DeKalb High School – $5,376
Stephenson High School – $5,194
Therrell High School – $2,937
Druid Hills High School – $2,732
Chamblee High School – $2,646
Douglass High School – $2,594
Newnan High School – $1,660
Dunwoody High School – $1,488
Carver High School – $1,335
Maynard Jackson High School – $1,130
Dacula High School – $1,115
Columbia High School – $1,057
Grady High School – $1,050
MLK High School – $1,002
Washington High School – $901
Towers High School – $760
Lakeside – $691
Best Academy High School – $690
Cross Keys High School – $614
Clarkston High School – $548
South Atlanta High School – $162
Lithonia High School – $103
Miller Grove High School – $100
Coretta Scott King High School – $20