Alex Trebek’s Family Donates His “Jeopardy” Wardrobe to Homeless


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The family of late “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek recently donated his wardrobe.

When longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek passed away from pancreatic cancer in November 2020, thousands of dedicated viewers were heartbroken. Since then, Trebek’s legacy has been carried on by the new host, Ken Jennings. However, his legacy was further continued in a heart-warming way earlier this month when his son, Matthew Trebek, suggested that his wardrobe from the show be donated to the Doe Fund, an organization that helps disadvantaged individuals.

The Doe Fund is a nonprofit that seeks to break the cycles of homelessness, unemployment, and incarceration that so many Americans become trapped in. They do this by providing housing, finding job opportunities, and distributing resources, including business clothing to wear to job interviews. On the “Success Stories” section of their website, people who have been helped by the charity share their stories. Darin, a man who previously experienced incarceration and homelessness, said of the charity: “I got more love and support from them than I ever did at home. They became my family and they taught [me] how to be strong.”

In total, 58 shirts, 300 ties, and 14 suits were donated, all worn by Trebek on the show. These clothing items will help those who need them to turn their lives around. Sophomore Hannah Seideman, a longtime Jeopardy! fan, commented, “Donating the clothes is a beautiful way of continuing Alex’s legacy of kindness and generosity.”