The Joyful Doc Clinic Launches Donation Drive for Foster Kids


The Joyful Doc Clinic owner, Dr. Jodi Ritsch, recently launched a donation drive called “We Understand” to help supply new undergarments for teens and tweens in foster care in the Chippewa Valley area. The foster care community is seeking our help. Underwear, sports bras, and training bras are number one when it comes to the products most needed right now.

“A lot of kids entering foster care come in with just the clothes on their backs,” Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Inc. Foster Care Services Supervisor, Allison Novak said.

By building up a collection of undergarments, area social workers will be able to hand out these necessities to children when they are placed in a new home. May is Foster Care Awareness month, so now is the perfect time to make a generous donation to the drive.

The Joyful Doc Clinic is asking the community to drop off new undergarments, in various sizes for boys and girls in the age range from 10-18 years old.

Community members are welcome to stop by The Joyful Doc Clinic office with any donations between 9-5 Monday through Friday at 1906 Brackett Ave. The donation drive will run until Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Thank you in advance for your contribution! Let’s come together as a community to help Tweens and teens in foster care by showing them that “We Understand.”


If you’d like to arrange an interview, contact:

Allison Novak

Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan INC. Foster Care Services Supervisor

(715) 552-2496 


Jodi Ritsch

Jodi Ritsch M.D. created The Joyful Doc Clinic S.C. to offer primary care to your whole family based on relationship not red tape, with simple direct pay pricing and easy online scheduling.