There are many ways in which you can contribute to the cause of helping the needy:
Collections at your local mosque
Contact your local mosque committee and organise a collection after the Jumuah salat (Friday Prayer), or any other gathering that will attract significant numbers of people.
Some areas require permits for charitable street collections; contact your local council or police station to find out your local regulations. To collect at private events, speak to the organisers for permission. Hints:
Areas that attract high numbers of public, e.g. a popular tourist spot Events that attract an audience, e.g. a football match or a community fair.
Setting up an event will require good organisation skills, and marketing to attract potential customers/donors. Examples: Sporting tournament, Barbecue, Food fair, Jumble/garage sale.