Young People Helping Young People

Every year more than 2,500 cadets representing 30 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 JROTC Drive
Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th

Participating Schools

Arabia Mountain High School
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

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

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

Interested in helping out as a volunteer school leader? Fill out the form and we’ll be in touch!