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Causes: Gift Distribution, Human Services

Mission: Stack-Up.org is a military charity supporting US, NATO (UK, Canada, etc.), New Zealand, and Australian veterans and active duty troops deployed to combat zones and recovering in military hospitals with the power of gaming! Whether board games, video games, graphic novels, role playing games, gaming provides an essential escape for our fighting men and women that is rarely provided them.

Target demographics: Veterans

Direct beneficiaries per year: 12,800 veteran and active duty service members around the world.

Geographic areas served: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand

Programs: Local volunteer opportunities through the Stacks, suicide awareness and prevention, PTSD awareness and prevention, Air Assault missions for disabled and deserving veterans, Supply Crates to deployed and hospitalized service members.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people with Stacked-Up have been amazing, they go above and beyond what i expected when i reached out trying to get help for a personal friend of mine who was suffering after his separation from the service. They have really made a difference in his life and i CANNOT repeat how much their help has ment to me and him

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As I started my transition out of the military I became involved with Stack Up, doing so has allowed me to link up with other veterans! Because of Stack-Up I have met some awesome people and get to spend time with them gaming and decompressing from the day to day stress.

Charlie17

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Rating: 5

These guys are awesome! They put a lot of effort into making things happen for veteran gamers all over the globe. Care packages to troops sending veterans to big-game events and just hosting a great community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen how videogames and the videogame community can provide an escape for people who were wounded while defending our country. These people should not be forgotten, and Stack-Up remembers them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Stack-Up puts their money where their mouth is. These folks are helping our vets through gaming, overcoming PTSD issues, re-integrating and reconnecting with civilians and having a great time doing it. Take a look at some of their videos and if you don't put a lot of stock in online reviews, then let these vets tell you themselves. They send gaming care packages to folks currently deployed to help relieve the stresses associated with combat operations, organize and support groups of civilians and veterans who come together for camaraderie and fun and bring wounded and deserving vets to awesome gaming conventions for once in a lifetime experiences.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization. Very positive and proactive in the gaming community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a veteran I struggled to come to terms with being back. Feeling like I was stuck between two lives. Military. And civilian. Running into Stack-Up at PACEast was a surprise. They felt like family. From there I learned about their efforts to help veterans and active duty service members. All over the globe. It is truly inspirational, and I am proud to be a part of their community. The aid they give is truly beyond measure. Both publicly and behind the scenes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm one of the team leads for the DFW stack. I'm also a combat veteran who believes that video games can be a tool to help people struggling with PTSD cope. When I found stack up, I fell in love with the community. I felt like I belong. It was the same feeling when I was apart of the military family. This organization is GREAT.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being part of Stack-Up enables me to reach out and interact with Veterans like me instantly with Discord, in-game chat, etc. They are constantly active (gaming & in the community) and always welcome a helping body. They create opportunities and give purpose to some of us who have lost our way.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a New Zealander /ex-military and found Stack-Up through their work with Bungie and Destiny. It's an awesome community and Ive started a New Zealand based Stack! It really helps to enrich the lives of deployed people and helped service persons who have come back. It's a great cause that can reach out to young people and help them in a unique way.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

my name is Daniel I am from the island of Puerto Rico. i've always been a gamer but video games never was, what it became about a year ago. Never had I needed video games more than I do, now. Couple years ago I was going through a crisis existential and otherwise. Spent a week or so in suicide watch due to attempted suicide. After a few weeks of recollecting myself and looking for new purpose in life, I came across Stack-Up.org through a game call Squad last year during a charity event. I am no soldier just a volunteer but some might say I've earned my stripes. During that time conventional medicine was not working for me. Till I seen a video of Stephen talking about how "video games saved his life" I was moved by his message and found new purpose in life, being alone since I had lost a lot of my family and friends due to my mental state, what I had left I lost, due to previously being into the music business and being so focused in that. Stack UP or SUDO for short is an amazing community of volunteers, gamers, military personnelle and veterans from across the world. Joining to together to help each other and most importantly, raise awareness and help out veterans in need, through the power of video games.