Just before Alex Trebeks passing, he broke ground in Los Angeles on the site of a new homeless shelter to benefit older homeless people. People too old to deal with the constant hassles found in other shelters.
So it’s no surprise his son, Matthew, felt his father would have wanted his clothes to serve a cause as well.
Fourteen suits, 58 dress shirts, 300 neckties, 25 polo shirts, and 14 sweaters are among the numerous pieces of clothing being donated to The Doe Fund in New York City.
The apparel was donated to the Doe Foundation’s Ready, Willing, and Able program where they can help someone trying to get back on their feet. In this case by helping the dress for success on a job interview or to job hunt, whatever the case may be.
“One day I was approached by Rocky Schmidt, Producer and long time, dear friend of my dad Alex Trebek, as to what I would like to do with all of my dad’s suits at the Jeopardy! Studio. I immediately thought of the Doe Fund,” said Matthew.
The mission of the Doe Fund is to ‘break the cycles of homelessness, incarceration, and recidivism by providing holistic services, housing, and work opportunities’, and their Ready, Willing, and Able program helps participants obtain a job and re-enter society following a period of struggle.