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Koinonia Foundation receives $10,000 donation from Brookfield Renewable

The Koinonia Foundation of Tennessee has received a donation in the amount of $10,000 from Brookfield Renewable.

The donation will be used to support the Koinonia Foundation’s programs, which include:

• Camp Koinonia - a week-long residential camp for youth ages 7-21 with disabilities
• We Adapt - Monthly programs are held to promote social interaction and community integration while providing short term respite care for families
• Weekend Camps - Camp Oginali hosts campers with Down Syndrome and Koinonia Retreat is an extension of Camp Koinonia for campers who have aged out.

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“We are very appreciative of Brookfield Renewable’s generous donation. This donation will go a long way in assisting us to continue providing high quality programs to youth and adults with disabilities. Brookfield Renewable has certainly earned a reputation in the community of giving back, and this is another example of that,” said Koinonia Foundation Executive Director Jacqui Pearl.

John McVaigh, Director of Operations for Brookfield Renewable said, “Brookfield Renewable always looks to make a positive impact in the local communities where we operate, and we saw the Koinonia Foundation as an organization that provides truly valuable programs to local youth and adults with disabilities from East Tennessee and beyond. These programs promote social interaction, community integration and the opportunity to learn skills that will stay with them for life.”

The Koinonia Foundation Tennessee/Camp Koinonia Foundation, a Tennessee based charity founded in 2001, is a 501©3 nonprofit organization. The mission is to serve individuals with disabilities in multiple functional domains with unique, needs-based programs that enrich their lives and provide the opportunity to achieve life-long learning. The Koinonia Foundation Tennessee betters lives and strengthens families.

Brookfield Renewable operate four hydroelectric facilities in the Smoky Mountain region, including Chilhowee & Calderwood in Tennessee and Cheoah & Santeetlah in North Carolina. Between these four facilities, over 392 megawatts of clean, renewable energy is produced, providing power to homes and businesses throughout East Tennessee and North Carolina. Further information is available at

Published September 27, 2018

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