Desert Financial Credit Union invites all K-12 teachers in Coconino, Yavapai and Maricopa Counties to apply for its 3rd annual “Adopt-A-Teacher” Program. Desert Financial will provide seven “adopted” teachers with up to $5,000 each in supplies from their classroom wish lists between February and June of 2022.

Desert Financial will accept applications for the program between Monday, Jan. 10 and Wednesday, Jan. 26. Seven lucky winners will be selected and notified by Friday, Feb. 4.

All K-12 teachers in the three counties are eligible to apply.

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The application is simple, requiring only a teacher’s name, grade level, school, contact information and wish list.

Winners from previous years used Adopt-A-Teacher funds to create a sensory room for special needs students, take class field trips, provide materials for class projects, restock classroom supplies, purchase digital resources and acquire photography equipment for the school yearbook.

To learn more or to apply for the “Adopt-A-Teacher” Program, visit

Desert Financial Credit Union was founded in 1939 by a group of educators who believed in sharing success with their community. The credit union continues to share its success by giving back to local teachers. In 2021, Desert Financial gave back more than $130,000 to teachers and educational programs in Arizona.