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


About Us

QUED-Up is a nonprofit group that teaches 2D animation to children ages 5 to 15. For those 16 and older, we help guide them toward careers by introducing certification programs in computer science and design. The goal is to prepare older students for high-paying jobs in those fields. In addition to education, we seek donated computers to provide to students who do not have a computer for these programs.

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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Your old device may be outdated for your needs, but it can make a huge difference in the life of a child who is eager to learn and create.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.

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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.

Our Partners


Our Sponsors

We cannot adequately express our gratitude to our incredible sponsors for their invaluable support. Their unwavering commitment and generosity have been instrumental in our success. We are truly appreciative of the impact they have had on our organization and the opportunities they have provided us. Without their support, we would not have been able to achieve our goals and make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Their partnership has been invaluable, and we are forever grateful for their belief in our mission.

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      See what some of our students have to say about QUED-UP. We take great pride in ensuring the highest standards of education.

      Alanis Davila

      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. 

      Alana VO

      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. :)

      Donate a Laptop

      We are currently accepting laptop donations for our Animation Program. Our goal is to provide computers to those in need, and we kindly ask for your assistance by donating any reusable laptops that are no older than 8 years. These laptops play a crucial role in our community as they allow individuals to access the necessary software for animation and design.

      If you would like to make a donation, you can drop off your technology items at our location on Mondays through Thursdays, between 11:00-1:00 and 3:00-5:00, inside our lobby. Our address is 1363 Shermer RD. Northbrook, IL. Alternatively, if you are unable to drop off the donation, we can arrange for a local pickup within a reasonable distance from our site. Please don't hesitate to contact us, and we will gladly arrange a pickup location.


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