Goodwill GCECO VIP Thrift Bus Tour

With Anna at the Goodwill in Canal Fulton

Nearly 50 people boarded the charter bus last month for the Goodwill VIP Bus Tour. (This is the same Goodwill that hosts the fashion show every year).  We started at the Massillon store  (2745 Indian River Rd SW Massillon, Ohio 44646) and made our rounds to the Canal Fulton (2254 Locust St Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614) and Jackson ( 7257 Fulton Dr. NW Canton, Ohio 44718) locations.

Having fun at the Canal Fulton store

I was very excited to co-host this event because these are some of my favorite Goodwill stores and I love connecting with fellow thrifters, both new and seasoned ones. On the way to each stop, I shared my favorite thrift tips with the group on the bus. When we arrived at the Canal Fulton location, we were welcomed with fresh donuts and coffee. We had about 45 minutes or so to shop at each location so it was helpful to have a list or to shop with a purpose.

One of my favorite stores, Goodwill in Canal Fulton

Back on the bus, we played a game and shared our new finds. The Jackson store is huge, so we spent a little more time there and guests were able to take a backroom tour of Goodwill. We also enjoyed a delicious lunch and heard from Maureen, a Goodwill board member, talk about the many services Goodwill provides to the community and the impact our purchases at Goodwill stores have on their programs.

I scored this shirt for free at the Jackson store by redeeming points on my Goodwill card and using a 20% coupon


At our last stop at the Massillon store, we were welcomed with applause and fake snow. I had never been to this store  before and both Abby and I spotted tons of vintage here. I left with a pale pink jacket for $3. Sadly, I didn’t take a picture of the fake snow or the jacket.

Using a selfie stick for the first time with my fellow thrifting friends and Akron bloggers Abby and Rachel.  

All of these stores were extremely organized and jam packed with incredible finds. There was something for everyone – I don’t think anyone left empty handed. A huge thank you to Goodwill for hosting and all of the friendly employees at each of their locations for their warm hospitality. It was such a fun experience, I can’t wait to do another one.

Click here to view a full list of Goodwill GCECO stores. 

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