Late Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek always remained famous for spreading love and positivity. Now, he continues to do so, even after his death. The icon’s family donated his wardrobe to the homeless, so they can look fantastic when they have job interviews. What a life-changing choice!
Alex Trebek Helps Again
In his life, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek helped many charities, like Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the National Geographic Society. Now, his wardrobe will also make a difference. Trebek’s family, along with the Jeopardy! team, donated the clothes to help homeless men facing job interviews, with the help of the Doe Fund. The Doe Fund “provides paid work, housing, vocational training, continuing education and comprehensive social services to underserved Americans with histories of addiction, homelessness and incarceration.” In total, they donated more than 100 garments, including 14 suits, 300 neckties, 15 belts, 58 dress shirts, 25 polo shirts, 14 sweaters, nine pairs of dress shoes, nine sports coats, two parkas, and three pairs of dress slacks.
“During his last day on set, Alex extolled the virtues of everyone opening up their hands and their hearts to those who are suffering,” Mike Richards, the show’s executive producer, said. “Donating his wardrobe to those who are working to rebuild their lives is the perfect way to begin to honor that last request.” In particular, Mattew Trebek, Alex’s son, spearheaded this movement. He and the show’s costumer, Steven Zimbelman, arranged the clothes and contacted the Doe Fund. Last week, the Jeopardy! official Twitter account shared the pictures of the two looking through the clothes. Now, they will go on to help homeless men who need jobs more than ever!
Shining In Job Interviews
“We are so grateful for ‘Jeopardy!’ and the Trebek family‘s commitment to lifting up the most vulnerable among us,” Harriet McDonald, president of The Doe Fund, said. “The men in our career training programs are always in need of professional attire, so they can shine in their job interviews and work with confidence once they’re hired. This donation alleviates the obstacle of not having appropriate clothing.” Before dying from cancer at 80-years-old, Trebek became a huge icon for many people around the world. His good deeds will never be forgotten.
“We have been so floored by the Trebek family’s incredible generosity. We also understand the hardship they’re overcoming; just two weeks ago, we lost our founder and longtime president to cancer. This support is crucial to the men we serve, whom we provide the career training and work experience necessary to find steady employment but are too often in need of professional attire. We know both George and Alex are guardian angels smiling down on them today,” The Doe Fund wrote in an Instagram post. It also posted a picture of the representatives holding up a few pieces of Trebek’s outfits, seen above.
Since the death of Trebek, Ken Jennings has been a host of Jeopardy! Yet, the show has made it clear: this is just a temporary fix. They have yet to announce a new permanent host.