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Marietta High JROTC to Collect for Empty Stocking Fund

Drive Day is an annual fundraising campaign where JROTC cadets from metro Atlanta high schools collect donations to help a non-profit organization that provides gifts to area children living.

Marietta High School (MHS) Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) cadets will once again participate in the annual JROTC Drive Day, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, to benefit The Empty Stocking Fund.

Drive Day is an annual fundraising campaign where JROTC cadets from metro Atlanta high schools collect donations throughout their community to help The Empty Stocking Fund, an Atlanta-based, non-profit organization that provides gifts to more than 50,000 metro area children living in poverty each year.

“Last year, approximately 2,500 JROTC cadets representing the Army, Navy Air Force and Marines, raised nearly $100,000 for the organization, enough to provide gift packages to 5,000 children. Each year, MHS cadets actively support this activity, and help to raise a significant amount of funds to help area families,” said Chief Master Sergeant Jose Alfaro, MHS Aerospace Science Instructor.

MHS cadets will be at the following Marietta Kroger locations, Saturday, Nov. 3:

  • 1122 Powers Ferry Rd.
  • 2100 Roswell Rd.
  • 1000 Whitlock Ave.
  • 1690 Powder Springs Rd.
  • 3600 Dallas Hwy.

To learn more about MHS AFJROTC Drive Day to benefit The Empty Stocking Fund or to make a contribution contact Lieutenant Colonel James T. Wilson at 770-428-2631 ext 1126.

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