Join us in empowering the next generation of artists and creators!


QUED-Up, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating kids between the ages of 5-17 in 2D animation, is seeking donations of used laptops and tablets. Your old devices can have a new life as tools for young minds to explore the world of animation and storytelling.


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide accessible and affordable education in the field of animation to underprivileged children who may not have the resources to pursue their dreams. With your donation, we can give these kids a chance to learn and grow in a supportive and creative environment.

How Your Donation Helps

Your old device may be outdated for your needs, but it can make a huge difference in the life of a child who is eager to learn and create. By donating your device, you can contribute to the development of skills and talents that can lead to lifelong success.

Helping Others Helps the Environment

QUED-Up accepts laptops and tablets in any condition, as long as they are functional and can run basic software. We also accept donations of peripherals such as mice, keyboards, and power adapters.

How to Get Involved

To donate, simply reach out to us through our website or social media channels. We will arrange for a pickup or drop-off location convenient for you.

Eleven Year Old Making a two minute cartoon

Chauncy-Student Intern, Animating Cartoons

After hosting an intern through our summer program in collaboration with School District 214, QUED Animations shot a video to highlight the initiative. During the internship, we learned that the student did not have a functional computer at home. To address this, we reached out to our friends and collected their old computers, which we then distributed to students in need.

In addition to providing hardware, we allowed students to remotely access our studio computers, giving them access to the necessary software. This led to the creation of QUED-UP, a non-profit organization with the mission of empowering the next generation of creatives and artists who are interested in the graphics industry. We offer 2D animation and cartoon creation classes to children aged 5 to 17. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at qued-up.org.

How QUED-UP Started
Alanis Davila-Student Intern, Animating Characters
Lanna Vo-Student Intern, Giving a Testimonial
Quincy Plair-Student Intern, Making a Video Game


My time with QUED-UP has been incredibly enriching. Here I’ve gained not only the skills to make myself valuable in the workplace but the confidence to accomplish new things. Q has served as a mentor, always guiding and advising me when I hit a wall and don’t know how to proceed. It’s his trust and confidence in me what allows me to give work my all without fear of failure. The positive environment and the support received as well as the dedication put into every task is what makes QUED-UP stand out from any other working experience I’ve had. 
Alanis Davila
I’ve worked with this company for a few months for my internship. Having to work with Q has allowed me to find what I want to do with my art career. Q showed me the basics of animation and the process of it. I learned and used different programs along the way. I was able to finish a 2D animation relating with my characters. I’m glad with the end product and grateful for QUED-Up for taking me as their intern. 🙂
Lanna Vo

Donate a Laptop

We are accepting laptop donations for our Animation Program.

Our mission of providing computers to those in need persists, and we kindly request your help by donating your reusable laptops that are no older than 8 years. These devices are crucial to our community as they enable access to the necessary software for animation and design.

Public drop offs of technology donations are welcomed Mondays through Thursdays, 11:00-1:00 and 3:00-5:00, inside our lobby. We are located at 1363 Shermer RD. Northbrook, IL

We can also arrange a local pickup within a reasonable distance from our site. Please contact us and we can setup a pickup location.




QUED-UP is a nonprofit organization formed in Northbrook Illinois in January 2023 by Developers and Animators who believe in education as much as entertainment.
We provide educational programs for students that matches mental health and creative arts!
Placeholder Image
Placeholder Image
Placeholder Image

    How does QUED-Up Help Students?

    QUED-Up offers enhanced learning opportunities to students who wouldn't have access to college-level courses otherwise. Our goal is to help students who are interested in the animation industry to determine whether it's the right career path for them before committing to college. This way, they can avoid incurring student debt and spending time pursuing a career they may not enjoy.