Vehicle containing Easter baskets and sneakers stolen in Bridgeport

April Barron's 2013 Hyundai Sonata full of baskets and high-end sneakers was stolen in front of Barron's home at Success Village early Sunday morning.

Frank Recchia and Rose Shannon

Mar 29, 2024, 2:12 AM

Updated 19 days ago

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The head of a Bridgeport nonprofit tells News 12 Connecticut she is furious after her car, filled with Easter baskets and expensive sneakers meant to be given to local kids, was stolen.
April Barron says Easter is not just a religious holiday, but an opportunity for her to give back through her nonprofit, Helping Hands Outreach.
Each year, Barron distributes Easter baskets filled with candy and gifts to kids in Bridgeport.
"The expression on the kids' faces when I knock on their door, it's an incredible feeling to see how they look. We do over 200 Easter baskets every year," says Barron.
Barron says it's all done in memory of her son, Iroquois Alston, who was killed in a 2011 double murder in Norwalk.
Barron's 2013 Hyundai Sonata full of baskets and high-end sneakers was stolen in front of Barron's home at Success Village early Sunday morning.
"I'm upset, really upset, very upset. Easter baskets to give out to the community. Come on, really?" she says.
Barron says the car also contained sentimental items that belonged to her best friend who unexpectedly passed away last month.
Despite this setback, Barron is determined to replace all the items in time to give kids a fun Easter Sunday.
" We're still going to put the biggest smiles on our kids' faces like we do every year. No matter what I'm going to make it happen," says Barron.
Anyone with information is asked to call Bridgeport police at 203 576-TIPS.


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