"What you do for me, without me, you do to me."
Gather the representatives in your community that are trying to make a difference - a positive impact. Ask them what they've been doing to solve a community issue. If they tell you they're doing it alone, tell them to stop.
Without the support of those you are helping, assistance will never show its much needed face. In other words, you can't help those that don't want to be helped.
But it's never that cut and dry.
Everyone wants help - even if they don't show it. They may push you away as the all powerful individual, but they won't push away a movement.
Start a movement. Gather the community. Build the message for those that need the help.
As soon as they can latch onto that message and feel a part of something bigger than themselves - or you as a kind man hoping to make a difference - the easier it will be to make a change.
So continue to DO. Just include those that you're doing it for.