Our Team​

Sharon Benninger

Sharon was a recipient of the 2017 Susan B. Anthony Awards in Stockton, CA. She was one of the founders of the Hospice Butterflies, an auxiliary for Hospice of San Joaquin. With Chinu, Sharon started an annual holiday drive delivering socks, gloves, beanies, and other necessities at St. Mary's Dining Room for the homeless before co-founding The Uplift All Foundation.

Meela Mehdi

Meela is a graduate of Pomona College, where she double majored in Neuroscience and Dance. After volunteering at the Transitional Learning Center, a school for children who are homeless or in transition, Meela wanted to do more for the homeless community. Meela teamed up with Sharon and Chinu to help develop the Uplift All Foundation.

Chinu Mehdi

Chinu has been a yoga teacher in Stockton, CA for over five years. After taking a photography class where she captured the plight of the homeless in her pictures, Chinu was inspired to help them. With Sharon, Chinu started an annual holiday drive delivering socks, gloves, beanies, and other necessities to the homeless at St. Mary's Dining Room before co-founding The Uplift All Foundation.

The mission of Uplift All Foundation is
to inspire and empower the homeless in our community.