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Your old device may be outdated for your needs, but it can make a huge difference in the life of a child who is eager to learn and create.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


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!
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    How do 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.

    What's 2D Animation

    Teaching 2D animation is important for kids as it offers a unique opportunity for them to develop their creativity and artistic skills while learning how to create movement and bring their drawings to life. By mastering the principles of 2D animation, kids can learn how to convey complex ideas and stories in a visually engaging and entertaining way. Additionally, 2D animation involves both traditional hand-drawn techniques and digital software, allowing kids to learn and develop skills across multiple platforms. This can be particularly important in today's digital age where technology is increasingly playing a role in many aspects of life. Overall, teaching 2D animation can provide kids with a fun and engaging way to learn about the principles of movement, artistic expression, and storytelling. It can also help them develop important skills in digital media, which may be valuable in their future academic or professional pursuits.

    What's Involved

    Our program is designed to provide students with all the tools and resources they need to develop their skills in creating cartoons, animation, and game design. We understand that access to quality hardware and software is crucial for students to achieve their creative goals. Therefore, we ensure that our students have access to the latest and most advanced technology to enhance their learning experience. In addition to providing hardware and software, we place a strong emphasis on training students to effectively use these tools. We believe that learning how to navigate design software is an essential part of the creative process, and it can be a challenging aspect for beginners. Our program offers comprehensive training to help students feel confident using these tools and to overcome any obstacles they may encounter in the creative process. By prioritizing training in the use of design software, we aim to equip students with the technical skills needed to transform their creative ideas into tangible, high-quality content. This will help them not only to develop their artistic abilities but also to be better prepared for any future academic or professional pursuits in the field of animation and game design.

    What's the Goal

    The goal of teaching students 2D animation and cartoon creation is to provide them with a foundational understanding of the principles and techniques involved in creating animated content. This includes learning how to storyboard, design characters, create backgrounds, and animate movement. By developing these skills, students can express their creativity and imagination through visual storytelling, and potentially pursue careers in the animation industry. Additionally, learning 2D animation and cartoon creation can help students develop problem-solving abilities, as they learn to think critically about how to effectively convey their ideas through the medium of animation.