Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services Receives Fundraising Aid from D.J. Scheffler, Inc.

Firm raises nearly $10,000 to assist in replacing the organization's gym floor.

LOS ANGELES, CA - D.J. Scheffler, Inc., a specialty foundation drilling firm based in Pomona, recently hosted "Champion's Night" and raised nearly $10,000 for Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services, a non-profit child welfare organization. The benefit event, featuring charity basketball games and a silent auction, was held to raise much needed funding to replace the worn floor in the organization's gymnasium in Los Angeles. D.J. Scheffler and other community-based businesses and individuals contributed to this worthy cause.

A new gym floor will help Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services continue to provide a safe, clean environment for recreational activities. The organization has a rich sporting heritage and its successful recreation programs help hundreds of local teens choose a better life and a brighter future. Through team sports, youth are taught discipline and teamwork in a rewarding atmosphere.

Additional funds are urgently needed to replace the gym floor. Any business or individual compelled to contribute can mail their donations to Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services, attention Gretchen Mucci, at 6957 N. Figueroa Street, PO Box 41-1076, Los Angeles, CA 90042. D.J. Scheffler will match all donations up to $7,500, received during the next 30 days.

Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services is a nationally accredited non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that provides housing, education, support and recreation activities to hundreds of at-risk, abused and neglected youth in Southern California. The organization gives children between the ages of 12 and 24 a fresh start through specialized care and unbounded understanding, which helps young people overcome the negative experiences of their youth and lead meaningful adult lives. The organization has locations throughout Southern California including Los Angeles, Palmdale, Tustin and Palm Springs. For more information visit www.oyhfs.org.

D.J. Scheffler, Inc. is a geotechnical construction company that specializes in drilled-shaft foundations, drilling, temporary and permanent shoring systems, and employs an experienced management staff dedicated to serving Los Angeles and Orange County.