WICHITA, Kan. -

Teachers across the state spend a lot of out-of-pocket money each year on classroom supplies. The organization called Project Teacher is trying to ease some of that burden.

At the store, teachers can get supplies like pencils and markers as well as educational supplies for the curriculum among other things.

The director of Project Teacher says his wife is a teacher and that made him realize the need for supplies.

"Teachers will typically spend up to $1500 out of their own pocket on school supplies for the year," Terry Johnson, project director said. "Its kind of the hidden cost of the profession so seeing that and seeing a need in our community we realized that's a hole we can fill."

There are some limits according to Johnson. He says the limits are put into place so more teachers can have access to supplies. This allows more people to be able to save money and help more students.

To register for Project Teacher, click here.