To promote the program locally, we have flyers, brochures, and magazines available upon your request.
Have a little time? Know a place you can distribute flyers or place bulletin board messages? We have tools you can use to help promote peace through
The Peaceful Solution Character Education Program. Just click on the tool you would like to use, print them out and start distributing them! We have included suggestions on how you can use or where you can post many of these, but be sure to check the ordinances in your area for approval. Post only in locations that are not prohibited in your area. For example, if it is against local codes to leave flyers on cars in parking lots, post them on a bulletin board instead or hand them out to people at a mall. Be creative. There are locations in your area that will accept these.
Our Tools and some Suggestions for Using Them
Flyers Brochures Magazines
There are a lot of places that will allow the distribution of these materials. Here are a few suggestions...
Community centers, libraries, grocery stores, and numerous places on college campuses have free bulletin boards set up. Post a message; pin up a flyer!
Local stores will often let you leave a stack of them by the register for their customers to take. Just tell them that you are promoting a program that teaches children and teens not to steal through character education. (They love that!) Then, ask them if they would show their support of the community by allowing you to leave a stack of flyers on their counter for their customers. Be sure to check back regularly so you know when to leave more.
Check with the local churches... tell them about the program and ask if you can leave flyers on the windshields of the cars in the lot during their services. Or ask if they would distribute them during the service itself.
Colleges, laundromats, grocery stores, and many other places have bulletin boards on the walls that allow free advertising. Place two or three stacks of 4-5 flyers held by tacks at the top so that people can take one.
Call the local indoor shopping mall office and ask if you can distribute the flyers within the mall itself. Some also allow flyers to be placed on windshields in their parking lots, but many do not... be sure to ask first!
Having a yard sale? Make sure you have a stack of flyers for the cashier to give out with every purchase! If it's your neighbor's sale, provide them for your neighbor and ask if they can be given out.
Ask the banks in your community if they would allow you to leave a stack of flyers or brochures in their lobbies or other designated areas.
Many coffee shops and tea houses have bulletin boards as well... print some out to pin up!
Contact retail stores, libraries, bookstores, banks and restaurants in your area and ask if you can leave the brochures at their register for their patrons. If you are able to describe the program and get them interested in promoting it, there is a possibility that you will even get them to hand them out with the menus or final check.
Community Centers, Day Care Centers, and other places where parents enroll their children are a great place to put brochures! Ask if they can be left on desks or counters where parents will see them.
Do you live in an apartment complex? Ask the rental office staff to include a brochure or flyer in with the monthly apartment community newsletter distribution.
Don't forget waiting rooms! People are always looking for something to read... hospitals, dentists, doctors, physical therapy, lawyers, check with the receptionist and find out
Hotels and Real Estate agencies have people coming and going every day! Many of these are influential in the lives of children. Ask about leaving them at the front desk and in the lobby on tables. Some even have display racks for promoting local attractions and community resource material.
Are you the member of a club or other group? See if the group is interested in helping you to promote the program! This is a great way to involve the community. More than likely local activities are already scheduled, so ask about setting up stacks of brochures that can be seen by the public! Be sure to ask if a brochure or flyer can be slipped into any newsletters that go out to the membership.
Many communities have a Visitors and Information Bureau... ask if you can leave brochures there. Many newcomers moving into the area, as well as those visiting check with these organizations for local information.