Big Mamas Legacy
Stitched with Love

Big Mama's Legacy

Big Mamas Legacy, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to providing hand-made "hugs" in the form of quilts to children and adults in need, honors the memory and generous spirit of Big Mama, my Great-Grandmother Emily Colleen (Davis) Shanks. Big Mamas Legacy carries on the tradition of giving hand-made stitched items to children in need as well as providing opportunities for others, even non-quilters, to contribute their talents, time, and skills to the cause. 


As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity, Big Mamas Legacy is required to make available to the public certain documentation.

The following documents are available in PDF format:

Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit

IRS Ruling Letter -- Ruling letter issued by the IRS describing 501(c)(3) exemption decision

Form 1023 -- Application for Recognition of Exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Articles of Incorporation


Texas Form 202 -- Certificate of Formation : Nonprofit Corporation

Texas Form 403 -- Certificate of Correction

Part IV: Narrative of Activities

Part V, 2a: Family Relationships of Directors

Part V, 4: Conflict of Interest Policy

2008 Budget -- no actual operations during start-up

2009 Proposed Budget -- limited operations during early operation

Federal Form 990 -- 2009 -- filed with IRS March, 2010

Federal Form 990 -- 2010 -- filed with IRS April, 2011

2010 Budget

Federal Form 990 Schedule A -- 2010 -- filed with IRS April, 2011

2011 Budget

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