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Main Street Minute: Toy drive gets underway in Arizona

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KTAR’s Main Street Minute focuses on local businesses that are hiring, opening and hosting events across the community. These stories air each weekday on KTAR at 7:27 a.m.

• Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree have launch their annual combined holiday toy drive for military kids. Operation Homefront field offices and volunteers will collect purchased toys through Dec. 3.
Discount giant Dollar Tree operates stores in 40 cities throughout Arizona.

• The Gila River Indian Community gets a boost of $35 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will support construction of the the Southeast Ambulatory Care Center in Chandler. The proposed 140,000-thousand square foot outpatient center will serve American Indian and Alaska native patients living in the Valley.

• Mesa’s Fiesta District continues to fill up. National General Lender Services opened its new operations center there with 400 workers. The company provides mortgage and auto-lender placed protection services.