Jack White Launches 'Great Third Man Turkey Drive' in Nashville

Rocker is collecting food and clothing for Thanksgiving

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November 15, 2013 12:05 PM ET

Jack White's Third Man Records is teaming with the Nashville Rescue Mission to hold "The Great Third Man Turkey Drive" this month. According to a post on the Third Man site, customers who bring in a turkey or needed items – nonperishable food stuffs, winter clothing and so on – equal to the cost of a turkey, from now through November 26th, will receive a seven-inch of their choice, excluding limited-edition or specialty discs. The store will also post a picture of the donor with his or her seven-inch on its Wall of Fame.

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The store is also offering a grand prize to the person who brings in the most turkeys. That lucky donor will receive a rare triple-decker vinyl record by White's group Dead Weather. That release, which is a seven-inch within a 12-inch, originally came out in an edition of 300 in 2010 and fetches high prices on eBay.

The Nashville Rescue Mission holds an annual banquet for Thanksgiving and their own turkey drive, which brings in a reported 1,000 birds for needy families. The Third Man post says the label and record store wants to give back to Music City, since it has held concerts and events that have garnered long lines in its neighborhood, and that's why it teamed with the Rescue Mission.

Customers bringing in non-turkey items must also bring in receipts showing that their items met a minimum of $25. The site also offers a breakdown of non-receipted items: hats, gloves, socks and large canned foods all equal $5, while small canned foods will be counted as $2.50. The site also offers a link for volunteers who want to help out at the banquet. 

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