As a teenager Christy volunteered as a candy striper at Mary Health of the Sick, a convalescent home near her hometown of Thousand Oaks, CA. She then knew her passion and purpose in life was to work with those in need. Throughout many years she provided thousands of volunteer hours with numerous charities. In addition she obtained her Master’s Degree in counseling psychology. Her work as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, both in Private Practice and Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla Ca., allowed her to assist clients overcome challenges and enrich their daily lives.
Christy says days working with clients have been some of the best days of her life and she feels blessed to be able to help charities meets their goals.
Late in life, Christy was blessed with her daughter, Lydia Grace. Like her mother, Lydia has a heart of gold and loves working with those in need such as fostering homeless animals and assisting children who are developmentally disabled.
Being an Artist, her favorite part of the business is designing many of the CHRISTAL COUTURE purses. Christy feels humbled to have a daughter who is as passionate as she is.
Philanthropy and Gifts that Give Back
For Christy, there is no better feeling than giving back to others. Seeing the need for charities to raise funds, she started Gifts That Give Back (FORMERLY Over the Top Gifts).
Having so much respect and admiration for people who choose to work in philanthropy, there is not a finer group of people she would rather work with.
For over 21 years, raising millions of dollars for charities, Christy feels lucky to be able to do what she loves and to see the positive impact her efforts have on others.
WHAT SETS US APART
We offer you free consignment on our items at our wholesale price.
Any bids over our wholesale price are yours to keep.
We do not keep a percentage.
We have a premium collection of items for you to choose from with various price points tailored to your guests’ budget.
We add value to your silent auction as we offer truly unique and exclusive items which most charities do not have.
Why not be ahead of the crowd and excite your guests?
I would like to offer a sincere thank you Christy for your participation in our Los Angeles Odyssey Ball. The auction was a success and your generosity helped make that difference. With your generous support, you have become our partner and on behalf of a grateful organization, that you for your kindness and generosity.
Every year working with you at our events gets better and better. Our guests arrive and go to your beautiful display first to see what new items you have and are always excited to see what is new. You always seem to know what everyone loves and they find delight with your items and your staff. Your organization and hard work pays off in our profits and we love having you. We look forward to having you as our partner again in future years.