Alex Trebek’s Family Donated His Suits To Charity
Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy, passed away three months ago, but he’s still making a difference in the lives of others.
In a thread on the show’s Twitter page, Trebek’s son, Matthew, is shown packing up his father’s wardrobe. The donation included 14 suits, 300 ties, 58 shirts, as well as belts, coats, shoes and more. The clothes were donated to an organization called The Doe Fund, which helps rehabilitated addicts and reformed criminals find jobs.
Jeopardy producer Mike Richards said that passing Alex’s wardrobe onto the less fortunate was a natural choice. “During his last day on set, Alex extolled the virtues of everyone opening up their hands and their hearts to those who are suffering,” Richards told CBS News. “Donating his wardrobe to those who are working to rebuild their lives is the perfect way to begin to honor that last request.”
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— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) February 9, 2021