Bring Good Home with thrifter’s Goodwill donation

Pete Hetland of Appleton was shopping for a book on Amazon when he spotted what he wanted — the first political thriller written by journalist Jake Tapper.

Shopping used books, Pete noticed “The Hellfire Club” was available through Goodwill NCW at Amazon Marketplace.

A regular Goodwill donor, he snapped up the book, saving money through this recycled book. The once Goodwill donation now had found another owner in this avid reader.

Not only did he love the suspense novel — one of about 26 books he read in 2018 — but just as much he appreciates how by donating the book back to Goodwill, he is keeping the good going.

The story lives on.

About Goodwill: Goodwill NCW is a not-for-profit human services organization that in 2017 helped improve the lives of more than 70,000 people across 35 counties in north central Wisconsin. Goodwill NCW is one of four companies in the nation to be honored with a Platinum Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of America, which recognizes our commitment to wellness in the workplace. The organization includes 27 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, 24 human services programs, a unique shopping experience at its Appleton outlet store, plus online shopping at, a women’s apparel website, and It offers four Donation Express sites and 10 convenient donation bins throughout the Fox Cities. Goodwill NCW is a Platinum Level member of, the world’s largest source of nonprofit organization information. Visit

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