Giving Tuesday is December 3, 2019 and it is the kick-off of the giving season. It is a world-wide day of supporting charities and causes that we care about. The Diefenbunker is a charitable museum and was “born” helping another cause.
Did you know that a group of dedicated volunteers started the Diefenbunker Museum? In fact, it all began with a fundraiser for the local Carp Public Library!
In 1995, this screwdriver (yes a screwdriver!) reopened the Diefenbunker’s blast doors for the first time since it was decommissioned in 1994. Once the doors were open, the volunteers led visitors through the building wearing these T-shirts. These tours brought thousands of people to the site and helped raise much needed funds for the library. The screwdriver and volunteer shirt have a direct connection to the idea of turning the Diefenbunker into the museum that it is today.
Thank you to all of our supporters over the past 20+ years.
If you’d like to support the museum, please visit our GivingTuesday.ca page to learn more.