The legendary Alex Trebek may be no more, but even in death he still continues to help the poor and homeless as his wardrobe from Jeopardy is going to dress them.
The late game-show host was known for his great sense of style and dressing and now as hundreds of clothing items from Jeopardy will be worn by the homeless to “dress for success” as they interview for jobs.
On November 8, 2020, Alex Trebek died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 80, now the staff at Jeopardy have teamed up with Alex’s family to honor his lifelong desire.
Alex Trebek was indeed a Christian celebrity who devoted his life to bless others, he and his wife tirelessly served the homeless and donated to homeless shelters in their community, encouraging others to do the same.
Now after his passing, his family is honoring his legacy of service with his son, Matthew Trebek, donating Trebek’s wardrobe to the poor and homeless. Matthew Trebek shares his father’s passion for serving others and is also a supporter of the Doe Fund.
WATCH: Alex Trebek’s Son Donates His Wardrobe
The Doe Fund is a nonprofit organization providing “paid work, housing, and training to underserved Americans with histories of addiction, homelessness, and incarceration.” Matthew Trebek has given the Doe Foundation hundreds of items from the Alex Trebek wardrobe.
The garments were packed by Matthew Trebek, Alex’s son who has been a supporter of the Doe Fund, and Steven Zimbelman, Jeopardy!’s costumer. The clothes will be distributed to participants in The Doe Fund’s reentry program, “Ready, Willing and Able” to be worn on job interviews. pic.twitter.com/o9BdjjPcze
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“During his last day on set, Alex extolled the virtues of everyone opening up their hands and their hearts to those who are suffering,” explained the Executive Producer of Jeopardy, Mike Richards. “Donating his wardrobe to those who are working to rebuild their lives is the perfect way to begin to honor that last request.”
Jeopardy! and Alex's family have donated a large portion of our late host's wardrobe to @TheDoeFund, an organization that provides paid work, housing, and training to underserved Americans with histories of addiction, homelessness, and incarceration.https://t.co/BEKqzlQ5Xn pic.twitter.com/0CxoEEpxzA
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) February 9, 2021
Harriet McDonald, President of The Doe Fund, was amazed when she heard of what Alex Trebek’s son did in honor of his father, she recently lost her husband and this act of kindness has really helped brighten a dark time. “When we heard about this donation, and Alex had passed, and my husband was already not well, it just was like God was smiling,” she said.