Sunshine Coast Tango celebrates the vision of Sociedad Para Los Niños and helps to support their work by offering them the proceeds from our Sunshine Coast Tango Festival and Monthly Milongas each year.
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In 2002, a group of Tango friends in Brisbane, Australia, agreed to hold an elegant Tango Ball in Brisbane to express their gratitude for the gift of Tango to the world by supporting the children of Argentina in their hour of need, following the Argentine currency crisis.
They organised the first milonga at the Queensland Irish Club in November 2002 and Milonga Para Los Niños was born.
At the same time, Patio de Tango with A Little Buenos Aires agreed to run the milonga in Sydney, Australia.Sociedad Para Los Niños now holds annual and monthly events in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Sydney and other Australian and international cities.
The non-profit organisation, Sociedad Para Los Niños Inc., was formalised by incorporation in Queensland, Australia in 2003 in order to demonstrate to organisers and donors that they comply with rigid Australian Government controls for handling public funding.
Its core value is to directly assist people who add value to the lives of disadvantaged children in South America.
With the help of committee members in Argentina and others, they have established a supply chain to see that it happens without waste.
To date, tools and goods have been distributed directly to foster homes and locally based individuals who are doing amazing things with minimal resources to improved the lives of children.
They have provided basic essentials such as staple food, warm clothing and shoes, bedding, light bulbs and window glass.
They have also provided cooking equipment, farm tools and gas reticulation for cooking and heating.
One of their adopted partners was a privately run farm for street-kids to keep them off the street and away from drugs and prostitution.
Another two are foster homes that each house up to a dozen homeless and abused children.
They continue to renovate and extend these homes to provide a safe, comforting environment for abandoned and abused children.
They reach out to embrace the children of Argentina & Latin America to bring hope and join to their lives in return for their gift to the world of Tango and Latin music and dance.