SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Rock and soul band GoodWorks will award a free holiday party performance and $100 donation to one nonprofit organization through the band's “Rock Your Holiday” Contest. 

“There are so many great nonprofits out there doing good works. We want to make more nonprofits aware of how we can help them. The nonprofit’s staff members or supporters can nominate their favorite organization as a thank you for the services the organization provides,” said band leader Paul Lavenhar of Scotch Plains. 

GoodWorks helps nonprofit organizations by donating its performances and providing marketing support for events. The Highland Park High School Orchestra, Bridgeway Rehabilitation, Alternatives, Bedminster Charities Fall Fest, Heart Hike, and the Two Kids Foundation are among the organizations helped in the last year. 

GoodWorks was inspired by the success of its “NJ Diner Tour,” where band members raised $7,500 by playing in 21 diners in 48 hours to promote food banks across the state. The band is launching a contest to make more nonprofits aware of its services.

To enter the contest, the nonprofit must be an active 501 (c) 3 organization. The performance must take place by Dec. 22, 2015 after business hours. To enter, the organization and its supporters must enter an email addresses and “like” the GoodWorks Facebook page by 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2015.

GoodWorks is the charitable arm of PL Communications, a NJ-based marketing communications firm. Founder Paul Lavenhar has worked with many nonprofit organizations and has also been involved in rock bands for the past 30 years. In 2013, he formed the rock and soul band GoodWorks, which performs music from the Eagles to James Brown to Bruce Springsteen, to benefit good causes by raising awareness and funds. For more information, visit