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Guitar legend Slash is teaming up with children’s cartoon character Dora the Explorer in this year’s most unlikely yet utterly awesome charity collaboration.

The guitarist is the first of a list of celebrities to be announced in a new initiative between Nickelodeon and the Children's Defense Fund which will see stars design children’s backpacks for auction. Also rumored to be involved are Shakira and Salma Hayek.

According to the Fund, its mission “is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.”

The backpacks will be available this summer in the US, UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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