It was definitely a case of the more, the merrier on June 6 when dozens of Family Circle staffers joined hundreds of our Meredith Corporation colleagues to spiff up a Brooklyn neighborhood still struggling after Hurricane Sandy.

Gerritsen Beach—a small, tight-knit coastal community in Brooklyn, New York—was particularly pummelled by Superstorm Sandy last October.

A beloved oasis since 1997, the Community Gardens were mostly ruined when they were flooded with ocean water.

Family Circle editor in chief Linda Fears happily got her hands dirty with a motivated work crew that dug, mulched and replanted lush greenery and beautiful blooms.

Talk about high-fives all around— Family Circle coworkers ditched their desks for a day and made a difference in the lives of others.

To learn more about our partner organization, the national nonprofit Rebuilding Together, go to