Third Man Records offers goodies for donations to immigrant services

Jack White's Detroit and Nashville stores will offer up free records for fans who provide proof of donations of $50 or more

The Detroit News

Jack White's Third Man Records is encouraging fans to raise money for immigrant children separated from their families at the United States border. 

Musician Jack White stands on the second level of his new Third Man Records store in Detroit's Cass Corridor on Nov. 27. The vinyl records shop opened to enthusiastic crowds who waited in line for hours for their chance to tour the merchandise. White also plans to build a vinyl records pressing plant.

On Wednesday, the company announced that any fan who visits their Third Man stores in either Detroit or Nashville with proof of a $50 donation to any organization raising money to help children that have been separated from their families will receive a free limited exclusive record from the Third Man stash, while supplies last. 

Among the charities the company suggested are RAICES, the largest immigration legal services non-profit in Texas; the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, which provides legal aid to refugee families and the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project, which provides pro bono legal services to asylum seekers detained in South Texas by the U.S. government. A list of other charities was tweeted out by Third Man on Wednesday. 

White has been a vocal opponent of President Trump. In 2016, Third Man began selling "Icky Trump" T-shirts, a play on the White Stripes' 2007 album and single "Icky Thump." In recent performances of "Icky Thump," White has changed the words to "Icky Trump" and called out the president.

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