Memorial Day Fundraiser with Stack-Up!
Written by Rachel on May 22, 2018
This Memorial Day, we have teamed up with the Stack-Up team for a special fundraiser to support both veterans and those currently in active duty. Stack-Up is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving military folks through a variety of amazing programs, many of which are centered on video gaming and tabletop gaming.
One of the incentives for this campaign is a pretty sweet challenge coin (that was created by a Critter and active duty service member!). Challenge coins are often used to commemorate time spent in the service and are highly collectible by those who earn them. MentalFloss has a really great breakdown of the history of challenge coins here, if you’re interested in learning more.
Critter Dan MacGregor created these very special challenge coins to show his love and appreciation for Critical Role. Dan is currently an active duty Senior Airman (SrA) in the Air Force, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. According to Dan, he created the coins to show how much he loves Critical Role and wanted to help our vets as he am in the service. “Our vets have given so much for us that it would awesome to give just a little back to them,” Dan said.
Aside from the coins, the good folks at Stack-Up also commissioned a special print to give away on their Memorial Day stream, which features Nott the Brave and Pumat Sol inside the Invulnerable Vagrant.
Check out Stack-Up’s Tiltify page to donate and be sure to tune in to the same Tiltify page on Monday, May 28th from 7pm – 9pm Pacific for a special opportunity to receive your own Critical Role challenge coin and a sweet Pumat & Nott print (pictured above and created by Amy King (@sephiramy), and even a Tal’dorei campaign guide signed by the Critical Role cast!
Please note that Stack-Up is unable to fulfill prizes outside of the United States and Canada.
More about Stack-Up
Stack-Up was founded in 2015. Since its inception, the organization has supported close to 24,000 veterans through their four main programs:
- Supply crates: Sending video games, consoles, and PCs to military units deployed to combat zones, to veterans recovering in military hospitals, supporting veteran drug and alcohol rehab centers, homeless shelters, university veteran groups
- Air Assaults: Flying deserving veterans to VIP experiences around the world, including E3, Comic-Con, PAX. Recently, Stack-Up flew a team of veterans to a studio in Vancouver to do voice-over and motion capture work for a beloved game
- StOP Squad: 24/7 suicide awareness and prevention trained volunteers in Discord supporting both veterans and civilians alike during rough times
- The Stacks: Teams of volunteers around the globe doing awesome things locally, helping do good work and support other veteran service organizations with their mission — including online gaming and the Red Shirt Raider clan