A collaborative effort

Busstop Prophet recites a poem during one of Eric Contreras' open-mic nights. Alivio is a collaborative effort, Contreras says. People have donated a bookshelf, chairs and food. Contreras' parents sell homemade food and T-shirts to help recoup the cost of the events. People also donate.
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