Who We Are
Veterans are our Mission. Gaming is our Passion.
Founded in 2015, Stack-Up (TAX ID: 47-5424265) brings both veterans and civilian supporters together through a shared love of video gaming. Stack-Up serves United States, NATO (UK, Canada, etc.) Australian and New Zealand veterans through three primary programs: The Stacks, Supply Crates, and Air Assaults.
Just what exactly does “Stack-Up” mean?
A stack is a slang term for a formation used in military or law enforcement, when an assault team forms up single file along the entrance or doorway to a room where they believe a threat is located. For the charity, the stack represents a strong community of friends, family, brothers and sisters in arms, and supporters, all coming together for a common mission, and here, that’s supporting veterans with video gaming.
What is the weird grenade looking piece of the logo?
When a stack prepares to breach and clear a room as detailed above, the second team member in the stack throws a noise flash diversionary device (better known as a flashbang) into the room to blind, deafen and disorient anyone waiting for the team to enter.
What Our Members Over the World Are Saying
“Madden and FIFA have become our go-to with tournaments running nightly and a white board dedicated to win-loss records. Rivalries are forming and guys are finding time to practice in between work and working out to sharpen their mad skills…morale is through the roof! Thank you again, the Supply Crate you sent has truly improved our living conditions and gives us a much needed form of relaxation. You may not realize it, but this will keep our sanity intact.”
Your Supply Crate not only made my Christmas, but made my year; this has really turned things around for me. Stack-Up is truly a thoughtful organization, designed to bring happiness to us vets who have an extremely hard time finding happiness anywhere in their lives.
“I heard from a brother that you guys helped him out; to see that kindness still around is amazing. As a vet its hard sometimes, and having groups like yours out helping for nothing in return its great. Please keep up the great work and don’t ever stop.”
…while we have all had various types of awesome care packages delivered to us over the years with toiletries, tobacco, and tasty treats, none of us have ever experienced anything quite like a Stack-Up Supply Crate.
Working on the flightline, 12 hour days are normal and there are so many stresses that come with my job. Being able to come home and forget all of it for even an hour does wonders for me personally. I have built so many friendships in Stack-Up and I can’t wait to make more. It’s a family.
Stack-Up has a strong desire to help and encourage veterans. They share a passion for gaming and use it to connect with veterans around the world.
The guys at Stack-Up showed me an incredible time at a Penny Arcade event…Stack-Up is an organization that truly puts veterans first.
I am a gamer. I have always been a gamer…The guys and gals at Stack-Up get this. Thanks to Stack-Up, there is just a little less suck for me and the other troops with whom I am currently deployed.
Stack-Up In The News
Charity Uses Video Games to Help Troops
“Soldiers deployed often have a lot of free time between assignments. Stack-Up is designed to help them deal with the tedium as well as daily struggles of being away from home and loved ones.”
Read more at Post-Gazette
How Stack-Up.org Brings Gaming to Veterans at Home and Soldiers Abroad
“Gaming is more than just a hobby. To veterans that have fought overseas, they can often provide valuable peace of mind.”
Read more at Shacknews
Stack-Up.org Brings Peace, Not Violence, To Our Troops With Video Games
“Machuga recently founded Stack-Up.org, a military-focused charity to realize his vision: bringing happiness and peace to deployed members of the military through care packages that feature video games.”
Read more at Huffington Post
Helping Veterans is No Game for Charitable Stack-Up
“What we’ve seen so far is that these Stack-Up events are helping. Warriors are responding well to the game nights, forging friendships, and building a support network with their peers.”
Read more at Newsweek