âTeachers spend on average $ 560 of their own hard-earned money to supply classrooms, âsaid Jeff Meshey, President and CEO of Desert Financial Credit Union. âThis annual program helps some of them make significant investments that have a real impact on their students,â he added. “Plus, it sends the message that they deserve our support.”
In past seasons, Adopt-A-Teacher recipients have requested a range of items to store classrooms or assist students, including laptops, webcams, and sensory seating tools.
âBeing chosen for Adopt-A-Teacher 2021 has been the greatest gift for me, my students and their families, and our school! Not having to personally pay for supplies has been a dream come true, especially during this time. last year like no other, because we have been faced with so many new and different challenges, âsaid Wendy wendleton, a teacher at Sweetwater Elementary School in the Washington School District.
“So far we have been able to purchase many wonderful adaptive educational supplies, technology, storage solutions and more! We are very grateful for the support of Desert Financial and for receiving this very generous honor!”
Each teacher is âadoptedâ between July and December and receives special invitations and benefits on behalf of Desert Financial.
Desert Financial was founded by 15 visionary educators in 1939. Together they started a Teachers’ Fair Credit Union that has grown into one of the valley’s most recognizable brands. With a new statewide charter, today anyone who works, worships, or lives in Arizona may be eligible to join the credit union.
About Desert Financial Credit Union
Celebrate more than 80 years in years in Arizona, Desert Financial is the state’s most trusted credit union with $ 7 billion in assets, more than 350,000 members and 47 branches. Eligibility for membership is open through Arizona with contactless solutions via eBranch, making it easy to call, click or enter. As a non-profit cooperative, Desert Financial is proud to share success. In 2021, members received $ 12 million in dividends through the Member Giveback Bonus, and Desert Financial gave more than $ 5 million in COVID-19 relief as well as random donations, scholarships and acts of kindness to our members, community and team. Learn more about the difference between credit unions at desertfinancial.com and @desertfinancial.
SOURCE Desert Financial Credit Union