The clothes that Alex Trebek wore on “Jeopardy” will be donated to a charity that provides clothes to homeless people for job interviews.
The organization is called The Doe Fund, and the wardrobe will go to its “Ready, Willing and Able” re-entry program, which helps get people back on their feet.
A “Jeopardy” producer said, “During his last day, Alex extolled the virtues of everyone opening up their hands and their hearts to those who are suffering. [This] is the perfect way to begin to honor that last request.”
The final inventory that was donated includes: 58 dress shirts, 14 suits, 300 neckties, 25 polo shirts, 14 sweaters, nine sports coats, nine pairs of dress shoes, 15 belts, two parkas, and three pairs of dress slacks.
The Doe Fund sent a thank you, saying, “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.” Alex passed away from pancreatic cancer on November 8th.