There are many reasons someone becomes homeless. Physical and mental illness, addiction, domestic violence and unemployment are just a few of them. One issue is when someone who is homeless has a potential job opportunity, they may not have the clothes needed to make a good first impression on the interview.
Alex Trebeck was the host of the game show “Jeopardy” for close to four decades. During that time, he grew an extensive wardrobe to wear while hosting the show. What would the family and the program do with his clothes?
The Doe Fund is an organization that provides paid work, housing, vocational training, continuing education, and comprehensive social services to underserved people with histories of addiction, homelessness, and incarceration. Trebeck’s son, Matthew, is a supporter of the organization. He suggested that the clothes be donated to the Doe Fund to be distributed to their clients to wear on job interviews.
Here’s the list of what was donated:
58 dress shirt
25 polo shirts
19 sports coats
9 pairs of dress shoes
3 pairs of dress slacks.
Alex Trebeck died in November after a two-year battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Even after his death, he’s making a difference in helping to solve the problem of homelessness.
This is another post in the ongoing series Faces of Homelessness
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