Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Is it permitted to give to the needy directly?
In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate
May His blessings and peace be on His Beloved Prophet, the best of creation, and his family, companions, and followers
It is actually better to give to the needy directlyas it is closer to awakening concern for them and realization for the blessings Allah has bestowed upon one. These are two of the central goals of giving in charity, as the scholars explain.
And Allah alone gives success.