Charity Profile: Stack Up

The Everyone-Games team is incredibly excited to partner with Stack Up, for 2022. Read on to learn about this amazing organization and their goals.

Stack Up

Stack Up is a 501(c)3 military charity supporting active and veteran service members from the US and allied nations by promoting positive mental health and suicide prevention through gaming and geek culture. We utilize a comprehensive approach consisting of 4 pillar programs: Supply Crates, Air Assaults, The Stacks, and the Overwatch program.

“Supply Crates” are video game care packages sent to deployed units and veterans in need. They [Supply Crates] serve as a preventative measure, aiding to prevent the onset of operational stress by providing a healthy outlet for decompression before there’s a problem.

“Air Assaults” are all expenses paid trips for veterans to attend gaming and geek culture events. These trips reduce the threat of isolation by enabling them to connect with members of their military family who share their interests, and introduce them to a community of fans and industry professionals who support and admire them.

“The Stacks” are our volunteer force for good. These teams, located in many places around the globe, serve veterans and their communities by hosting events, participating in community projects, and creating opportunities for veterans to come together in their local area and support one another.

Our “Stack Up Overwatch Program (StOP)” provides 24/7 crisis intervention and peer to peer mental health support through our Discord community. Regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or any other factor, veterans and civilians alike are welcome to come speak with our trained and certified volunteers about whatever challenges they might be facing.

Stack Up’s “Phalanx House” is an actual Gamer’s Haven for Veterans. Located in Los Angeles County, this amazing house is stocked with PCs, consoles, VR, Streamer Room, a D&D Tavern, pool, and more. As a positive boost to mental health, all of these things are for disabled or deserving Veterans to use while relaxing at this refuge. It is a place of peace, fun, and belonging for those who have served. It also serves as a base of operations for their excursions and events in and around the LA area.

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