The Stacks

Helping veterans locally

The Stacks

Stack Ups mission brings together both veterans and civilian supporters together through a shared love of video gaming.

With the motto “Veterans are our Mission. Gaming is our Passion”, we welcome veterans and civilians who connect with that mission and want to help further it.

Stack Up runs on the support of those who think like us. That’s true at every level. On an individual level, we’re helping bring comfort and friendship to veterans coping with PTSD or transitioning back to civilian life through our Stacks program. The support of individuals like you help make that single connection that can change a life.

A look inside The Stacks

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Stack Locations & FAQ

We have locations across the United States, Puerto Rico, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. We are expanding further into other areas all the time! If there isn’t a stack in your area now, then maybe you’re just the person to get one started where you live!

The Stacks are Stack Ups local groups of incredible people that get out and do good for the troops. We’ve got stacks in a variety of major cities not just in the US, but expanding around the world!

First, take a look at the map to see if there is a stack in your area. If there is, fill out the form below to join and get on board! Civilians are welcome too!

Wait, I live in Middle-of-Nowhere-Burg, there’s no Stack near me!

We are currently focused on growing in cities with populations large enough to support veteran outreach efforts along with having the resources necessary to implement a successful Stack. Usually, we focus on cities with a population of 100k or more, but we’re flexible! If you live in a city that you think meets this criteria, fill out the form below to join and get on board!.

Okay, I came here to help troops and have fun! How do I do that?

You’re only limited by your imagination! Want to go grab BBQ with your team after volunteering at a homeless veteran shelter? Have an awareness-raising campaign outside your local game store while waiting on the next Call of Duty midnight release? Just talk with the rest of your team, figure out what you want to do, and go do it!

Are the Stacks just a fancy group used for fundraising for the Stack Up?

Absolutely not. Sure, Stack Up runs on the donations of others and we certainly won’t turn down support! However, the Stacks are organized for civilians and veterans to come together, volunteer to help out veterans in need, and have a little fun in the process. We’re not there to shake people down every time you get together.

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To You?

The Stacks are a core part of the Stack Up team, they are a living breathing extension of the passionate people behind Stack Up and we want you to be a part of that mission.

Please fill out the volunteer application below completely and our Program Director will get back to you ASAP to set up an interview.

Stacks Volunteer

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Our Stacks

Catch our Stacks in action and see what our members have to say! Have team photos or a statement you feel inspired to share? Email them to us at!


“It allows me to play games with my brother who is still in the army, it allows me to play with my buddies who are still overseas and it is very much coping, but also entertainment.”

“It is just good to have that breakaway and be immersed in something that is not my head.”

“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.

Other Stack Up Programs

Air Assaults

Stack Up hand-picks deserving veterans and pays for them to attend life-changing video game and geek culture events.

StOP Initiative

Round-the-clock crisis-management and support for the day-to-day wellness of our community.

Supply Crates

We assemble care packages filled with video gaming and nerd goodness, delivered to troops deployed, in military hospitals and on bases stateside.

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