- The family of Alex Trebek has picked out chosen items from his wardrobe to be given to The Doe Fund.
- The Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing & Able program provides for people who want to rejoin the workforce.
- Aside from the clothing, the Doe Fund has also helped in giving jobs, social services, vocational training, and education to those who need it.
Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek may have lost his battle to pancreatic cancer and went to the great beyond, but his legacy endures. His compassion and philanthropy live on. This time, it is his family who donated part of his Jeopardy! wardrobe to The Doe Fund.
Those who want to start or rejoin the workforce can benefit from The Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing & Able program. Trebek’s son, Matthew and Jeopardy! costume coordinator Steven Zimbelman picked out 58 dress shirts, 14 suits, 25 polo shirts, 300 neckties, 14 sweaters, nine sports coats, three pairs of dress slacks, nine pairs of dress shoes, and15 belts for this program.
Since 1990, The Doe Fund has provided education, vocational training, jobs, and social services to more than 28,000 “underserved Americans” who are coping with homelessness, addiction, and served jail time.
Doe Fund President Harriet McDonald said that the organization is grateful to Jeopardy! and the Treek family’s commitment to lift up the most vulnerable in the society. “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,” she said.
In a press release, Mike Richards who is the executive producer of Jeopardy! said, “During his last day on set, Alex extolled the virtues of everyone opening up their hands and their hearts to those who are suffering. Donating his wardrobe to those who are working to rebuild their lives is the perfect way to begin to honor that last request.”
Source: Good News Network