Team Miss Houston on mission to collect purses for homeless women at Star of Hope

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(Last Updated On: November 3, 2018)

Since being crowned Miss Houston and Miss Houston Teen this past spring, Lesha Wincher and Kennedy Edwards, led by Miss Houston Pageant Director Crystle Stewart and the Miss Houston Team, have been busy making a difference in the Houston community.

l-r, 2018 Miss Houston Teen Kennedy Edwards and 2018 Miss Houston Lesha Wincher

The organization recently launched a campaign to encourage and uplift the spirits of women at The Star of Hope, a Houston-based non-profit organization that meets the spiritual, educational, career and lifestyle management needs of homeless women and their children.

Team Miss Houston joined forces with Pursonally Yours, a local business, to provide 100 homeless women at the Houston-based women’s facility with gently-used purses. The community outreach effort also is receiving donations via a GoFundMe campaign that will be used to fill donated purses with women’s toiletries.

“We look forward to seeing the smiles on the ladies faces as they receive the gifts,” said Cynthia Stewart of Pursonally Yours.

The group invites the community to take part in the campaign by making a donation at to support the effort.

“Our titleholders and the Miss Houston pageant  look for opportunities to uplift others in the community as we continue to build on the legacy of the  Miss Houston pageant and infuse a fresh vision #PageantryOfPower to inspire and empower women to be the best version of themselves,” said Miss Houston Director Crystle Stewart.

Team Miss Houston will officially drop off donated purses on Nov. 10 at the Star of Hope in time for the holidays.

Team Miss Houston on mission to collect purses for homeless women at Star of Hope