Knit globally act locally! (ok, I took that from someone...)
check charitable organizations near you: shelters, (human and animal), hospitals, senior centers, etc.
I have a favorite local charity which offers clothing for needy women and their children (linens and blankets too) in my county. I make hats, scarves and little blankies. I usually attach little tags with the yarn info: Wool, acrylic, or a little instruction like : do not dry in dryer.
good luck! MKZ
2 sets I made last month...