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How to Make a Pop Can Drive Flyer


A pop can drive is a type of fundraiser. Community organizations collect aluminum beverage cans then turn them into a recycling facility to raise money. Creating a flyer is an effective way to promote the event. You do not have to be a graphic designer to make one. You can make a pop can drive flyer with desktop publishing software, such as Microsoft Publisher or Adobe Illustrator.

Organize all the facts related to the pop can drive like contact information of the sponsoring organization, the date, time and location. Create a new document on your desktop publishing software and type this information into a text box.

Acquire a fitting image for the flyer. In this case, an aluminum beverage works well for a pop can drive. Place the image at the top of the flyer for more visibility.

Craft a hook. Create an eye-catching hook, or headline, that invites people to read more about the pop can drive. For instance, a community service organization might use a hook like "Give Your Cans to Helping Hands."

Include a call to action at the bottom of the flyer. Incorporate persuasive words that tell people who read the flyer what you want them to do. The call to action can be as simple as "Drop Pop Cans Today."

Choose a font that is legible at a distance. You may need to experiment with different fonts before finding one that works. Also, select one or two fonts for a flyer. Using too many fonts can cause visual clutter. Try one font for the headline and another for the body copy.

Proof the pop can drive flyer before printing. If you are going to make multiple copies of the flyer, you want to avoid costly mistakes. Sometimes it's easier to spot mistakes on paper than on the computer screen. Print a single copy in draft mode. Ensure the layout and the information are free of spelling and punctuation errors.

Print the flyer and take it to a copy shop to make the number of copies needed.

Tip
  • Choose a font from the Serif group. Serifs have hooks at the end of the letters that make them easier to read. Serifs that are effective for display include Garamond, Georgia and Times New Roman. Black ink, as opposed to color, is more legible for a flyer. Use colored paper with black ink if you would like to add visual interest.
Warning
  • Avoid large images that distract from the body copy or the message you are trying to communicate.
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About the Author

Renee Vians has been writing online since 2008. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and journalism and language arts certification from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Her articles have appeared on various websites.

Photo Credits
  • Library of Congress, Office of War Collection, Palmer