Desert Financial Credit Union is asking K-12 teachers to apply for its third 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.

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

All K-12 grade teachers in Coconino, Yavapai and Maricopa counties are eligible to apply.

The application requires a teacher’s name, grade level, school, contact information and wish list.

Previous years’ winners used adopt-a-teacher funds for creating a sensory room for special needs students, taking class field trips, providing project materials for class projects, restocking classroom supplies, purchasing digital resources and acquiring photography equipment for the school yearbook. 

To learn more or to apply for the adopt-a-teacher program, visit