The suits Alex Trebek wore hosting Jeopardy! might soon pop up at a job interview near you. The late TV host's family has donated his wardrobe to The Doe Fund, a charity organization that offers housing, training, and work opportunities to those dealing with homelessness and addiction.
The Doe Fund is a favorite charity of Trebek's son Matthew. President Harriet McDonald said the suits will help the men in their program "shine in their job interviews and work with confidence once they're hired." The donation includes 300 neckties, 58 dress shirts, 25 polo shirts, 15 belts, 14 suits, 14 sweaters, 9 sport coats, 9 pairs of dress shoes, 3 pairs of dress slacks and 2 parkas. The clothes have been given to The Doe Fund's reentry program, called Ready, Willing and Able, and will be worn to job interviews.
The donation is the latest tribute to the memory of Trebek, who died at 80 on Nov. 8, 2020, from pancreatic cancer. "Jeopardy!" guest host Ken Jennings has also made sure to keep his legacy alive by ending every new episode by saying, "Thank you, Alex."
"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 in the release. "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. I'm thankful that George got to see Alex's suits delivered to the people we serve before he left us," she said. "This generous gift honors the legacies of both men, and I know they're smiling down on us."
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