Product-Cause Fit occurs when consumers perceive a natural association between a cause and a company’s products, services, or mission. For instance, it would be natural for a pet store to host stray-adoption events. Similarly, it would be natural for an auto insurance company to promote free safe-driving resources for teenage drivers.
For each pair of socks purchased, Bombas donates a pair of socks to the homeless. In its first nine months of operations, Bombas sold $450,000 of socks online via word-of-mouth alone. Bombas sold and donated its one millionth pair of socks within 2.5 years of start-up.
Windy City Live hosts Ryan Chiaverini and Val Warner joyfully shop at the Disney Store, buying $5,000 worth of toys that will be donated to Toys for Tots. Later, ABC7 Chicago’s meteorologist Tracy Butler presents an oversized $5,000 check from Disney Citizenship to grateful Marines, received on behalf of Toys for Tots. (The $5,000 check represents the value of the donated toys.)