Alex Trebek’s suits, dress shirts, ties and more have been donated by the show and the Trebek family to The Doe Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides paid transitional work, housing, educational opportunities, counseling, and career training to people with histories of homelessness, incarceration, and substance abuse.
The clothing will be distributed to those participating in the organization’s “Ready, Willing and Able” reentry program to be worn on job interviews.
“During his last day on set, Alex extolled the virtues of everyone opening up their hands and their hearts to those who are suffering,” said Mike Richards, the executive producer of Jeopardy. “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 include 14 suits, 58 dress shirts, 300 ties, 9 sport coats, 14 sweaters and 9 pairs of dress shoes.
“We are so grateful for Jeopardy! and the Trebek family’s commitment to lifting up the most vulnerable among us,” said Harriet McDonald, President of The Doe Fund. “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.”